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David is a jazz drummer, record producer, composer, songwriter and record label owner. He earned a PhD in musicology from the University of Ulster in 2009.
David was the first musician from Northern Ireland to be nominated for a MOBO Award in 2015. He was one of five nominees in the Best Jazz Act category.
As resident artist, he mentored up-and-coming jazz musicians from Northern Ireland. He has released three studio albums, collaborating with other artists, and described as a “rare sort of treat” to come out of Ireland.
In 2018 he founded Jazzlife Alliance, a talent development organisation based in Northern Ireland that provides high-level mentoring opportunities and professional experience to exceptional talent in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Britain. In 2021, Jazz Juniors was launched as a mentoring programme for U18s.