Home: St. Petersburg, FL
Profile Views: 726
composer, trombonist, contractor, presenter and educator.
A musician with diverse musical interests, David’s degrees include a doctorate from the
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He began his performance career with positions
in the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Later he
toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and backed legendary artists including Burt
Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Tommy Tune, James Moody, Kevin Mahogany and others.
He was trombonist and arranger for Bogus Pomp, an acclaimed Frank Zappa repertoire band, for 14 years. His 2002 recording “Fluid Motion” with jazz legend Sam Rivers, was selected by JazzTimes critic Duck Baker as his “vote for jazz record of the year.”
David served eight years on the board of the Pinellas County Arts Council. He is a recipient of ASCAP Awards, Artist Fellowships from the Florida Arts Council and an artist feature in the Southern Arts Federation’s JazzSouth radio program. His orchestral works have been performed by the Florida Orchestra and others. David has curated the EMIT series of adventurous music at the Salvador Dali Museum for the past 17 years.
David leads Brazilian group O Som Do Jazz and directs the Helios Jazz Orchestra, manages the annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival and teaches Pro Tools courses in the MIRA (Music Industry/Recording Arts) program at St. Petersburg College. Recordings include:
Modern Music for Trombone, Visions, Fluid Motion, Infinita Bossa, Beast & A Kiss for Rio