David performs and teaches regularly in the Washington D.C. area where he grew up playing Saxophone, Clarinet, and Piano. In 2003 he graduated from Walt Whitman High School's award winning music program and represented Maryland's All-State Jazz Ensemble as lead Alto Saxophonist while studying with Earl Jackson. David continued his music education at Emory University in Atlanta where he studied with E.J. Hughes and Gary Motley. He performed regularly with the University Wind Ensemble, Big Band, and various Jazz Combos.
David has been performing professionally in the D.C. area and around the country with jazz groups and a variety of popular bands since 2009 at venues including the 9:30 Club, Brooklyn Bowl, Fillmore Silver Spring, The Hamilton, State Theater Virginia, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Howard Theater, Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage, Artscape, and many other venues around the country in cities such as Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Ann Arbor, and New York City.
His passion for music education is an important part of his professional focus. David began teaching private lessons in 2009 and has served as the Private Lesson Instructor for Woodwinds at the Bullis School in Potomac since 2015. He encourages students to have fun learning music and focuses on developing their sight reading abilities, sound quality, versatility to play different genres, and ability to improvise solos over Jazz standards.
David is currently available for private events and public performances on Alto, Tenor, and Soprano saxophones as well as Clarinet. Depending on your preference he will organize a group of talented musicians or do a solo performance with high quality backing audio. Genres include Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk, and more.