David came to Portland from New Orleans in 1994. In the Crescent City he performed with Pete Fountain, B. B. King, Mose Allison, Gladys Knight, Mitzi Gaynor among many others, and for seven years led the band on the steamboat Delta Queen. In the Northwest, he has performed or recorded with Art Abrams, Mel Brown, Retta Christie, Dave Frishberg, Darrell Grant, Rebecca Kilgore, Ron Steen, Bobby Torres, Tall Jazz, and many others. David aspires to create the perfect beard.