Dave Zinno studied at Berklee College and at the University of Rhode Island. He studied bass with Bill Piacitelli, Gary Peacock, and Walter Booker, Jr. and has performed with Dianne Schurr. He lived in New York City for ten years, where he performed with Jimmy Cobb, John Medeski, Larry Willis, Sonny Fortune and others. He played in the Broadway pit orchestra for Sugar Babies and An Evening with Michael Feinstein. He also wrote, produced and performed music for national advertising campaigns and is currently teaching at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University. Recent recordings include Un (Rope a Dope Records), BTYZ and Man on a Bridge, among others.