Born in Connecticut on February 6th 1971, David has been playing bass guitar since the age of nine. Brought up listening to mostly rock groups such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush, Yes and numerous others, David was also exposed to Jazz Fusion around the age of thirteen. Return to Forever, Chic Corea, Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Jeff Berlin, and the Dixie Dregs are just a handful of the groups which inspired him to pursue a career in music. David also attributes his strong groove and big sound to the influence of the AM Radio he listened to as a child in the 70’s; some of these artists were bands like Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, James Brown, Kool and the Gang, Bill Withers, Sly and The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Joni Mitchel, Earth Wind and Fire, and many more.
At the age of 16, a junior in high school, Dave attended a weekly Jazz Ensemble class at Western Connecticut State University (W.C.S.U.) where he developed a deep love for the art of Jazz improvisation. Some of the artists that he was exposed to at that time were John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Charlie Parker and many more. Dave states, “I love the spontaneous interaction that goes on in Jazz music, everybody knowing their roll on their instrument and being able to communicate their feelings through sounds. It's a conversation!”. After graduating from High School in 1989, Dave attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for two semesters. It was there in Boston where he began combining all of his influences of Rock, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Fusion, Funk, and Soul Music to create his "sound" on the bass.
David has gone on to work with such notable artists such as, John Scofield, Bill Evans, Jazz Is Dead, T Lavitz, Jerry Goodman, Roberta Flack, Maysa, Najee, Chuck Loeb, Sam Rivers, Kung Fu, John Tropea, David Spinozza, Nelson Rangell, and many more.
David also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Connecticut State University. Teaching music, giving bass lessons, or just simply giving advice to peers or students is one of his many attributes. David's view on music was best summed up in a W.C.S.U. article which solicited his views; "Music is meant to be played with passion and honesty. Communicating with the other musicians through music and sound is how we connect".