David has been hooked on music since playing his first gig in a coffee shop at the age of 14. He strives to fill his life with music and takes every opportunity to play in jazz combos with friends, Big Bands like the Conn-Selmer Centrestage Jazz Band, the TD High School Jazz Intensive, the 45th Ave Jazz Band, as well as with many solo artists.
In 2015, David recorded his first jazz album with an ensemble of young musicians in British Columbia, and in the summer of 2016 he participated in the Berklee Jazz Workshop led by multiple-Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington. This past summer he spend four weeks working with the 2017 National Youth Jazz Combo, led by Juno winning saxophonist Kirk Macdonald.
Currently, David studies Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Gordon Foote, and studies with Kelly Jefferson.
- UTJO, 2017-2018
- National Youth Jazz Combo 2017
- Berklee Jazz Workshop, 2016
- Conn-Selmer Centrestage Jazz Band, Musicfest Canada 2015-2016
- TD High School Jazz Intensive Tenor 2 2014, Tenor 1 2015, 2016
- BCMEA Honor Jazz Band Tenor 1 2015, 2016
- VSO School of Music Big Band Tenor 1 2014-2017
- Stanford Jazz Workshop 2015
- National Youth Jazz Canada Humber Jazz Workshop 2015
- West Vancouver Youth Band 2012-2016
- Yamaha Passion & Performance Award, Musicfest Canada 2017
- RICO Golden Reed Award, Musicfest Canada 2016
- Fraser MacPherson Scholarship Award, 2016
- Full Scholarship with the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop 2016
- Guest artist for Mighty Fraser Big Band, 2016
- Kiwanis Best Senior Musician Scholarship 2016, 2017
- Invited to perform with National Youth Jazz Combo 2016
- TD Scholarship for Music Studies, 2015, 2016
- Lionel Hampton Outstanding Soloist Award, 2015
- Envision Jazz Festival Best Junior Saxophonist, 2015
- Tuition Scholarship to Humber Jazz Workshop, 2015