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.
David is the sound of future jazz now! You can't ignore the
command he has over his instrument. He can only get better
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
compelling: In order to achieve David's high level of technique
possess bucket-loads of talent, self-discipline and an
devotion to the music. The fact that David is all this and more
inspiring. Keep up the good work!
Eugene Uman, Vermont Jazz Center