Born in Gary, IN and raised in Hobart, IN, Dave is a true product of Northwest Indiana, or “the Region”, or the New Jersey of Chicago. Science educated at Purdue University and jazz educated at Portland State University under legendary jazz guitarist and Gary Burton alum Jerry Hahn, he continues both pursuits to this day. Scientist by day, guitarist and musician the rest of the time, Dave continues his 20 plus year career on stage with his newest project, the Cosmic Playboys. Along with 13 year plus musical collaborator and drummer extraordinaire Jerry King, it’s their take on the jazz, funk, and soul influenced pop bands of the late 70s and early 80s. That is to say, it’s Yacht Rock, only with balls. Past bands and projects spanning both Chicago and the West Coast include the Jiggle Show (psychedelia), Ill Logic (funk), the Sound and the Fury (swing jazz), Blues Savant (uh, blues..), Black Hole Trio (jazz fusion and prog), and now the Cosmic Playboys. An eclectic and dedicated improvisor and one of the world’s funkiest white men, Dave continues to pollute the musical landscape with his if-Jimmy-Page-were-a-jazz-dork routine. He is currently writing music for the next Cosmic Playboys album and for his newest project where he will give you his take on Southern Rock, which I’m sure will be an extremely hot take indeed.