Born and raised in Rochester, New York, David is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Piano Performance and Contemporary Media. At the age of 5, he began playing by ear on his grandfather’s old beaten upright player piano. A two-time consecutive winner of DownBeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Jazz Vocalist. Before moving to New York City in ’04 to star in his first off-Broadway debut at Birdland Jazz Club in “Our Sinatra,” he performed extensively in Rochester along with the RPO @ Eastman Theater.
Making some noise in New York City, he finished 2nd runner up at the 1st Young Artist Vocal Competition held in the famous Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel.
David decided to build on his jazz roots while continuing to hone his craft and expand his repertoire, making the move to Texas to perform tributes to the music of Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Elton John and Paul McCartney.
In August of ’07, David made his way to Las Vegas, where he quickly caught the eye of the city’s top duelers. Since then, he’s been performing throughout the dueling piano circuit in Las Vegas.