Project Description

Get to know Dave

Dave was born and grew up in the 10th Ward of Rochester, graduated from John Marshall High School. His mentors, growing up, included local trombonists Bob Moran,\ and Alvin Parris.

His trombone influences include: James Pankow (Chicago), Jim Pugh (Woody Herman, Eastman School), JJ Johnson and Kai Winding. He had a wide variety of musical influences, most not including trombones/brass!

Dave attended the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. While there, performed with various groups at 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid. 

He is an original member of 3 regional party bands – Private Drive (1994-1990),  Sharp Dressed Penguins (1990-1996) and Brass Taxi (1996- present).

He is married, with two beautiful daughters. 

Dave joined Prime Time Brass is 2012 and is now in charge of event booking.