A busy month ahead to celebrate twenty years as a professional musician! Thursday August 1st I join forces with Mark Robertson (ex-Bullfrog), Conn Shawnery, and BluRum13 for an old-school Montreal soul party at Le Ministère (4521 St-Laurent). Friday August 2nd is another Ropeadope partnership with guitarist/poet Todd Clouser and A Love Electric, with guest bassist Malcisne at Resonance Café (5175A Parc). Saturday August 3rd I team up with Paul Cargnello to play the music of two of our departed heroes, Art Neville & Dr. John, at La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent).
On Friday August 16th I have the pleasure once again to play with saxophonist/composer Beth McKenna, this time at Upstairs (1254 Mackay). I then run over to Groove Nation (410 Rachel E) to guest with Rômmel Ribeiro and his band.
2018 is poised to be a year full of new music and new projects. This one is particularly close to my heart. In November 2016 I was invited to Marisa Monte’s house where she was working on the songs of Cézar Mendes. The first of three EPs has been released today – I’m playing piano on Marisa’s brilliant version of “Flor do Ipê.” Listen to Depois, Enfim on your favourite platform.
Happy holidays to all! I had the privilege of making music with a wide variety of people this year, and may it continue into 2016. First gig of the year is with Turkish-Argentine-British vocalist Irem Bekter at Upstairs on January 6, 2016.
My year closed out with a record by my São Paulo brethren, Grooverdose. Via the magic of e-mail I got to play on two tracks, one featuring fellow Montrealers Lou Piensa & Meryem Saci of Nomadic Massive, and the one below with up-and-coming MC Tassia Reis. Enjoy!
Winter was slow, cold and long – the site was in a bit of hibernation. Not to fear, spring and summer dates in Montreal and abroad are up on the Gigs page now! Check back frequently as more announcements are made. Also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-second changes & announcements.
After nearly 5 years of collaboration, my song cycle ALICUANTA, co-composed with vocalist Gitanjali Jain Serrano, is now available on my Bandcamp!
Summer is upon us, and David is gearing up for an especially busy season! It kicks off Thursday June 19, 2014 with vocalist and songwriter Marion at Les Francofolies! It’s her homecoming from a couple of years in Havana, and we’ll be playing music from her new album, Ahora existo. Alicuanta hits the studio that weekend for the long-awaited album, to be released late in 2014. Then Vox Sambou hits the road for many dates throughout Ontario (and a stop in Québec City). August will see the premiere of a new project, Cabbage Alley, dedicated to the swampy goodness of New Orleans funk, as well as the return of Teresina Quartet.
And a couple of very special announcements that will fill in the gaps of the schedule! Stay tuned here and on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
We are pleased to announce that Alicuanta will be restaged in Toronto as part of the Panamerican Routes/Rutas Panamericanas festival, presnted by Aluna Theatre. The shows will be held March 5 & 6, 2014, at the Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas E.). We need your financial support to make this new staging – yes, new staging, courtesy of co-director Heather Braaten – happen, so please click over to our Indiegogo campaign and donate what you can!