Dave’s vast talents include a degree in engineering design, on a full scholarship, and a BM in professional music degree from Berklee College of music in Boston, MA. In 1994 he won a Boston Music Award for his work with the funk band CHUCK. In 2013 he received a residence grant from The Creative Music Studio which was founded by Ornette Coleman and Karl Berger and he remains an active member. For the last six years Dave has played with Free Jazz legend William Hooker and is the guitarist on William’s iconic “Channels of Consciousness” recording on No Business Records. Today Dave is continuing to grow as a performing musical artist with the creation of his first opera ” Dove Joy ” , as an educator in movement with Shakabliss duo and in yoga as a practicing instructor.