Dave MacNab has been performing and composing music for over twenty five years. Born in New York, raised in Los Angeles, he has been living in the San Francisco Bay area for almost twenty years, drawing inspiration from the abundance of creative talent and the area's natural beauty. Dave has worked with many fine musicians from the Bay Area and beyond, in a wide range of settings and styles. While he's well versed in the language of jazz, his playing equally draws from rock, funk, latin, and blues influences, creating a soulful, intelligent sound driven by a strong rhythmic force.
Dave has toured and recorded internationally, appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and has recently been performing with some of Broadways’ biggest national tours. He has released four albums as a leader, played on countless other recordings, created original scores for theater and film and written instructional material for magazines and books.
Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1986 to attend Sonoma State University, under the leadership of a talented faculty including Mel Graves, Randy Vincent, George Marsh, Mark Levine and Harvey Wainapel, Dave has found a musical and spiritual home. Having played at just about every venue and festival in the area, he has been fortunate to connect and create with some of the areas’ great talent. These folks include Scott Amendola, Mads Tolling, Jenny Scheinman, Josh Jones, John Santos, Dred Scott, Kenny Brooks, Jeff Chimenti, Eric Crystal, Michael Bluestein, Erik Jekabson, Sheldon Brown, Chuck Sher, Laurie Antonioli, Adam Theis/Jazz Mafia, Nels Cline, Kitty Margolis, Eddie Marshall, Wil Blades and many, many others.