David’s passion for music began at a young age. He was raised in Atlanta Georgia, where his introduction to the music world began on piano and a little later, guitar through private lessons. David was introduced to the bass by his guitar instructor and fell in love with its sound and purpose in music.
David continued his studies on the electric bass by seeking guidance from local teachers and world renowned musicians like Oteil Burbridge, Justin Varnes, Billy Thornton, and Russ Rogers. The latter of whom influenced David toward the study of Jazz and eventually to the School of Music at Georgia State University. Under the guidance of Robert Dickson and Billy Thornton, David became a proficient double bass player in a short period time. He also had the fortune to learn from Kevin Bales and Mace Hibbard.
During his academic residency at GSU, David sat 2nd chair in the University Symphonic Orchestra as well as the GSU Jazz Band. He had the opportunity to perform with and learn from Randy Brecker, Alex Isles, Paquito D’Rivera, and Kenny Werner. David graduated with a bachelors in Music Performance and Jazz Studies.
David prides himself as a bass player that crosses the many genres of music. Artists he has performed with and/or recorded with include Wesley Cook, Shawn Spencer, Broadway’s Tyler Hanes, Casey Derhak, Emmy Law, Jake Czuper, Emmanuel “Chops” Smith, World is Watching, MVJOR ARCVNA. He has also performed in the pit for Broadway Dreams and In The Heights, as well as swinging with various jazz ensembles.
Aside from live performance, David works in studios, as well as his own studio producing, composing, and mixing music. He has produced two albums with Jake Czuper. David has also been called upon to record on songs produced and written by Jonny Kunis, Shim Gartner, Jonathan Friedlander, and Jaron Pearlman.