Very much in demand as a jazz trombonist around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, Dave has recorded with Pete Escovedo, Andy Narrel, Buddy Montgomery, Cab Calloway, Della Reese, Smith Dobson, Ray Brown, Dave Eshelman, and the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. He has performed with the Temptations, Big Lou and the Polka Princess, Jimmy Heath, Confunktion, Bobby Watson, Cyndi Lauper, Gerri Allen, Sheila E., Guy Lombardo, Michael W. Smith, Louis Bellson, Steve Turre, Twyla Paris, Frankie Valle, the Drifters, Sapo, Vic Demone, Jamie Davis, Jamie Davis, Ron Konali, Martha and the Vandelas, Dick Bright’s SRO, and Little Anthony. He’s also logged time performing for Princess-Royal Norwegian-Western cruise lines, Disneyland, Marriots Great America, Circus Vargas, and the Bentley Brothers Circus.
An equally accomplished jazz educator, Dave has been the Director of Jazz Studies at the Marin School of the Arts and the Valley Christian School. The latter was recognized as one of the top programs in Northern California at both the middle school and high school levels, giving commanding performances at the Reno, Folsom, San Jose, Campana, and Monterey Next Generation Jazz festivals. He has also taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Camp, Jazz Camp West, Graded Jazz festival (Brazil), Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop, Donner Mine Jazz Camp, Osaka Jazz festival (Japan), and San Jose Jazz Society. He has adjudicated at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, CMEA (Central Coast and Bay section) Jazz Festivals, Folsom Jazz Festival, ACSI Music Festival, Cuesta College Jazz Festival, and Cal State Hayward Jazz Festival. Dave is always a favorite among students at Jazz Camp.