Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Instruments: Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; clarinet; piano, . David has been playing sax since he was nine years old. He started playing and performing with the Windham Swing Band at age 11, played with the Dartmouth College Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble, and performed with many area musicians as a soloist and accompanist. Other musical experiences include participation in the NHMEA Solo and Ensemble in grades six, seven, eight, and nine scoring “A”s at the highest level; first clarinet at age 12 in the NHMEA Middle School Festival; and two years at Jamey Aebersold’s Jazz Camp. In 2008 he was accepted into the North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Program and was taught by sax legend Taimur Sillivan and sax teacher Joey Trahan. He as also recorded and played on several CD’s and has been featured on radio programs. David has performed with Richie Cole, Cercie Miller, Ted Casher, Greg Abate, and many others. He is a regular performer at the Acton Jazz Club,Ryles, and other clubs in the Boston area playing with people such as Frank Wilkins and Bobby Tynes. He has started working with Mike Caglianone at the 7Awest recording studio in Boston....
Awards:Recieved a full schoalrship with room and board included to the Berklee Summer 5 Week Program particapiting in the Jazz Workshop of 2010 Received a full tuition scholarship to attend the 2009 five week summer session at Berklee College. Berklee College �" Judge’s Choice Award, 2009 Berklee HS Jazz Festival Special Citation for Outstanding Musicianship �" 2009 Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festival Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshops �" 2006 and 2007 North Carolina School of the Arts �" Musica Piccola, Summer 2008 NHMEA Allstate �" clarinet and saxophone, 2009 NHMEA Solo and Ensemble �" Clarinet and alto saxophone �" 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Rating: A, Level (2008, 2009): VI (highest level). NHMEA Sxophone Chamber Sax Quartet �" 2009 BHS Performing Arts Awards �" Select Jazz Workshop; Sax Quartet; Berklee Jazz Festival; Band; Wind Ensemble; and Jazz Band. Concord Community Music School �" Scholarship Jazz Ensemble Concord Community Music School �" Scholarship Woodwind Ensemble Windham Swing Band �" by audition at age 11. 2005 - 2008
Lance Martin Flutist Leader of The Lance Martin Band
I am extremely impressed how David expresses himself with such dexterity and relaxed confidence. But there's a back-story that I find even more compelling: In order to achieve David's high level of technique he must possess bucket-loads of talent, self-discipline and an extraordinary devotion to the music. The fact that David is all this and more is simply inspiring. Keep up the good work!
Eugene Uman, Vermont Jazz Center