David received his M.M. in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University , where he studied with jazz piano legend Kenny Barron. Professor Barron chose David to receive a scholarship, to be his Teaching Assistant, and to lead a jazz quintet representing the University's outreach program. David was also a New Jersey Council on the Arts Visiting Artist and has performed with legendary jazz artists Bobby Watson, Mickey Roker, Marty Morrell, and Brad Terry.

Click play below to hear David perform the jazz standard "All of You" with clarinetist Brad Terry.