I knew early on that playing the guitar would be the focus of my professional career. I studied music as a major in college while attending Northern Illinois University and California State University Long Beach. While in the Chicago area, I studied from one of the best guitar players/teacher, Stu Pearse.
After moving to California, I was fortunate to study with Ron Eschete', one of the leading Jazz Guitarists in the world. His experience and technical skill has been an enormous asset to my musical education.
I have worked in numerous group situations including trios, small groups and big bands and have wide experience with solo playing and backup guitarist for all instruments within the Jazz field. While in Long Beach, I became a member of a group named JiDaDo Jazz Trio. Our live performances included private parties, exclusive restaurants, social gatherings, weddings and aboard
dinner cruise ships.
I can bring to you (the listener) the sounds of a duo, trio, quartet, and quintet, but you hire only one musician. This will keep your cost down, yet still bring elegant Jazz Music to your special event.
Dave has been a wonderful addition to our Premier Cabernet Release Parties here at The Steven Kent Winery over the last couple of years! His talent and wisdom in picking the right music for our high end event is exceptional! Our guests enjoy what he plays and frequently ask when we’ll be having him back to play again! His professionalism and reliability are a testimony to the high standards he holds himself to. Dave will not disappoint! Be sure to invite him to play at your next event! Ours wouldn’t be the same without him!
- Cindy Turchino
Tasting Room and Hospitality Director