David Schnug was born in Wayne, NJ in 1985. Living and atttending school there until the age of 21, David moved to Brooklyn in 2006 to pursue his musical career.
Since his arrrival, he has played across the nation in various creative projects (see Performance section). David is a multi-instrumentalist, playing on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, as well as flute and clarinet. His music embraces the entire jazz spectrum- from the collective dixiland, to the individualistic small group, to collective free jazz.
A special place in his heart is saved for the legacy of Lennie Tristano, a prime inspiration and influence. The nuance and sophistication of Tristano's playing are at the forefront of David's musical ambitions.
David currently resides in Astoria, Queens, where he teaches, composes, and lives with his wife.
Selmer Alto, Borgani Soprano, Buffet Tenor, Gemienhardt flute