David Feldman

David Feldman was born in a family of classical and early-music musicians dedicated to baroque and classical music. He started very early his musical studies, playing classical piano at the age of four. At that time, he would drive his piano teacher crazy, because he would never stick to what was written on the music sheet, always preferring to show his personal interpretation of the piece. When at the age of ten he heard “Misterioso” by Thelonious Monk, it became obvious that whatever he was doing had a name: improvisation. Later on David studied with the great Luiz Eça. In 2000, David enrolled at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in New York, graduating in 2002. In such a short period of time, he already worked with legends of jazz like Slide Hampton and Claudio Roditi, was invited to sit in at the Mingus Big Band and worked with Duduka da Fonseca and with brilliant young musicians, like Matt Garrison and Eli DeGibri. In 2009 he released his first CD for EMI entitled “O Som do Beco das Garrafas”, incensed by the specialized critics. Since then he has performed in many jazz festivals in Brazil and abroad, having already presented more than four times at the International Festival of Punta del Este, where the 2014 edition he had the virtuouso clarintetist / saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera as special guest . In 2014, the pianist released his second album entitled “piano”, which was considered by critics Carlos Calado and Antonio Carlos Miguel as one of the top ten releases of 2014

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