Love to tell stories through my music..
Dave Posmontier has been playing keyboard since the age of seven and
has played professionally for the past 45 years. He majored in
mathematics at Temple University in the late 60's but played with the
Temple Jazz Band and knew he would be a full-time musician after
In the 70's, Dave played in an organ trio with Mickey Roker and
Bootsie Barnes and played extensively in the Philly area. He also
joined a trio with Tony Williams and Al Jackson, also notable Philly
musicians. Later, Dave worked with guitarist, Steve Giordano, playing
contemporary, original music using piano, organ, synthesizers and
In 1980, Dave, his brother Rich, and drummer, Tom Cohen, formed the
Posmontier Brothers Quintet and performed extensively at concerts and
clubs and made radio and television appearances in the Philadelphia
area. The group produced an album, PBQ' of Dave's original music in
1985. It was very well received by the jazz community and received
airtime on local jazz radio stations.
Dave has performed and recorded with many jazz artists including
Christian McBride, James Moody, Chris Potter, Duane Eubanks, Mickey
Roker, Bobbie Durham, John Blake, John Swana, Mike Richmond, Bootsie
Barnes, Tony Williams (sax), Bob Howell, Chico Huff, Larry McKenna,
Steve Giordano, Grover Washington Jr., David Fathead Newman, and
He has also been playing traditional and innovative klezmer music
with a band called, “Klingon Klezmer.” They have performed in a number
of major concert halls throughout Germany and have released two CDs.
In celebration of its 100th birthday in 2007, the renowned Settlement
Music School is honoring 100 alumni who have made a difference in the
world of music. Dave and his brother Rich have been chosen to receive
Currently, Dave is playing, composing, arranging, teaching, and
participating in educational jazz concerts, workshops and clinics in
schools throughout the area. Dave can be heard on several CD’s of
Philadelphia area jazz artists and in 2010, released a CD,
Posterity featuring his original compositions and arrangements.
He has just released a live acoustic trio CD, Deep Pockets.