DAVID SHENTON is one of the most versatile and in demand musicians today. David studied violin and piano at the Royal College of Music in London from where he graduated with the highest of honours.
David taught himself jazz piano in 1998 after hearing Oscar Peterson playing on the radio and began studying with jazz master Garry Dial after moving to NYC. His love of jazz is equal to that of his love of classical music. David’s proficiency of jazz was fully recognized when he was asked to open for the legendary Tony Bennett at the St. George Theatre, New York. In April 2007 David was awarded the prestigious Back Stage Bistro Award for best piano player/entertainer in New York.
David recorded his first solo piano jazz album of original pieces, “Sunnyside Blues”, which won accolades from critics and was runner-up for the National Grand Finals of the DiscMakers/Billboard Magazine IMWS competition.
David has worked as an orchestrator/arranger for Abbey Road & CTS Studios (London), Hollywood movies, West End, Broadway & Off-Broadway shows and for British TV celebrity Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra