August 6, 2019

Dave is announced as a YAMAHA Artist.

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April 30, 2019

“This Road,” from the album Passage, was named a WINNER (2nd Prize) in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition.

There were over 19,000 entries in the ISC in 2018.

Learn more, or listen to “This Road.”

March 11, 2019

“This Road” (featuring Miguel Zenón) was featured on Jazziz magazine’s New Music Monday series.

Read more about the track and listen here.



October 26, 2018

A live video of “The Old Rugged Cross,” performed at Dizzy’s Club in NYC, was premiered and reviewed by Something Else! Reviews.

Check out the video and review here.

October 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