David Haney, born in Fresno, California, grew up in Calgary, Canada. He began classical piano studies at age eight, adding guitar at age 15. He studied jazz piano with Eddie Wied in Portland Oregon , and composition with Czech American composer Tomas Svoboda. His early works were performed by the Society of Oregon Composers. David has received numerous commissions from private individuals as well as for ballet and film. He has performed in concert with many of the world's greatest improvisers including Obo Addy, Bud Shank, Roswell Rudd, Han Bennink, Julian Priester, Andrew Cyrille, John Tchicai, Gerry Hemingway, Wolter Weirbos, and many others. David has also performed many live performance/interviews on radio and television throughout North America, Argentina, Chile and Europe.
In 2001, Cadence Jazz Records released, Caramel Topped Terrier - The David Haney Quartet and For Sale, Five Million Cash in 2005.
Some recent performance tour stops have included: The Jazz Gallery, New York; Porgy and Bess, Vienna, Austria; RadioFrance, Paris, France; Yoshi's, Oakland, CA; Festival de Jazz de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile; La Plata Jazz Festival, La Plata, Argentina; Calgary International Jazz Festival, Calgary, Canada; Pacific Rim Chamber Music Festival, Tofino, Canada; BlaaJazz, Oslo, Norway. He has presented workshops in improvisation at Portland State University; Western Washington State University; Conservatory of Music, Ghent, Belgium; Museum of Modern Art, Passau, Germany; Teatro Colon, Centro de Experimentacion; EMU School of Music, La Plata, Argentina, Hot Club de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina.