Oct. 24, 2018

Dave is a semifinalist in the 2018 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. He will be performing in Washington, D.C. on Dec 2 and 3.

See the press release by Nate Chinen on NPR.

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Oct 5, 2018

The new debut single for Passage, “Elegy (feat. Chris Potter)” is featured on

See the full video here on!

The full album is up for pre-order HERE through Nov 19, 2018!


May 10, 2018

Dave has received the FirstMusic commission from the New York Youth Symphony

His new work, “The Great Hill",” will be performed by the NYYS Jazz Band on May 6, 2019 at The Appel Room (Jazz at Lincoln Center) in NYC.

Read more about this organization and the award

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April 26, 2018

Dave has been appointed Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of North Texas.

See the official release from the UNT College of Music



March 8, 2018

Dave has been named a finalist for the Cole Porter Fellowship of the American Pianists Association.

This competition, the largest of its kind for young American jazz pianists, occurs every four years. Five finalists are selected through blind auditions and put through a competitive process spanning 13 months, with the winner receiving the Cole Porter Fellowship valued at $100,000.

See the full press release on WBGO (NPR)

Visit the APA website for tickets and more information about the competition