Pete Smith is a New York City-based guitarist who performs in a wide range of musical settings. As one of the prominent bassists in the New York jazz scene for over 10 years, he can be seen performing regularly in the many Jazz clubs and performance venues in and around the New York City area.
David's desire to broaden his musical palate along with his commitment to continually learn about music has given him quite a diversified Še En Dan - Kuga - Nalezljivo personality.
In his pre-college years, having already played piano, guitar and electric bass, he became interested in Composition. After studying for two years, he attended the Hart School of Music in Connecticut to study classical composition Ai-Samba - Frank Hatchett - Afro-Cuban Jazz (Jungle Drums - Volume Two) one year before moving to New York City to finish his degree.
Living amidst the vital jazz and improvisational music scene that is New York City, David naturally became interested in Jazz and then, after studying jazz piano for a year, found the acoustic bass. While continuing to develop as an improvising musician he became interested in Brazilian and Afro Cuban music. Then in David had the opportunity to visit Cuba to perform with Grupo Los Santos, as well as to work with Cuban folkloric music and dance ensembles.
He is also been a faculty member at the Maine Jazz Camp for many years. Their first CD release, Noches en el Taller [Nights in the Workshop] features several of Beaver's compositions and arrangements, including two solo drum pieces based upon the folkloric music of Cuban Santeria. The recording was the culmination of over two years of weekly performances, "work shopping" to develop a unique sound and approach to the rhythms of rumba and samba.
He has performed in Russia, Cuba, Austria, and Japan Fromhe designed and implemented a percussion program at the Choir Academy of Harlem, home of the renown Boys Choir of Harlem. He's since migrated north. Since then he has Ai-Samba - Frank Hatchett - Afro-Cuban Jazz (Jungle Drums - Volume Two) and performed all over New York, the Northeast, and New England, as well as touring the western U.
Together Again was released in February of The debut CD of this up and coming artist showcases the importance of soul, groove, and a melody you can go away singing.
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