About: A native of New York City, David came to Detroit with his family at the age of five. He
would spend his formative years in the Motor City. As a child, he began learning to play
the saxophone in public school and started to noodle around on the family’s old upright
piano. As a young teenager, he became aware of the power music has in creating mood.
This revelation was to have a profound influence on the course of David’s life. Simply put,
he felt music was the best way to positively effect people on this planet. Upon graduating
from The University of Michigan with a degree in General Studies and after years of self-directed
music studies and gigs, he made the decision to make music his life.
He moved to Boston and studied classical piano with Madame Margaret Chaloff and jazz
piano with Charles Banacos. David also studied saxophone with Joe Viola, head of the
woodwind department at The Berklee School of Music. Largely self-educated as a writer,
David continues to this day to probe the depths of music both as a composer and student of
the art form.
He has scored radio, television, and industrial film projects for clients like J. Walter
Thompson, McDonald's, Y&R, BBDO, WTVS television, Masco, K-Mart, Budweiser,
Doner, MichCon and Ford Motor Company. David’s original music has been broadcast
on the Weather Channel. He has written the signature themes for several Detroit television
shows and in 1996 won a Michigan Emmy for Gunsense, an award-winning project
produced by Detroit Public Television.
As a studio owner, David uses Digital Performer and Logic Pro and is well versed in many
styles of musical expression.
As a performing artist David has shared the stage with Jon Luc Ponty, Stanley Clark, Peter
Frampton, John McLaughlin, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Bryan Adams, Brian Setzer, Robert
Cray and many others. In 2011 he composed and performed music for the Sam Raimi film
"Oz: The Great and Powerful". David continues to perform as a saxophonist and pianist
in a variety of musical settings.