About David Easton Band
David Easton is on the move, at least when it comes to his music. He has traveled around the US performing everything from pop/rock to jazz standards. You name it, he can do it. A singer, songwriter and keyboard player, his talent and versatility are just a part of his family legacy. His father was a composer/conductor/arranger/pianist who studied under Paul Hindemith at Yale and wrote music for 20th Century Fox and NBC. His great uncle Louis Silvers, was an Oscar winning musician "One Night of Love" and the genius behind the score for the groundbreaking first “talking” movie “The Jazz Singer.” with Al Jolson (1927) and the composer of such classic songs as "April Showers".
New Yorkers recognize David. He has played at The Bitter End, Downtime, The Triad, Don’t Tell Mama, Kavehaz and Birdland, and The Knitting Factory just to name a few. His originality sprang from many influences that range from Steely Dan, Paul Simon and Billy Joel to jazz and classical music.
Among David’s accomplishments are working as the keyboard player in the off-broadway smash hit "A Jew Grows In Brooklyn." which ran in NYC from 2006-2007, and being commissioned to write and perform an original song called “Change The Way You See Everything” as a companion to the best-selling book of the same name.
He has a BA in Music/Philosophy from St. Lawrence University, studied classical piano with Lee Dell'Anno at Kent School, jazz with the late great Jaki Byard (Manhattan School of Music) and done workshops with jazz legends Billy Taylor and Barry Harris. Torn between his passion to compose and perform he was awarded first place in the Hutchinson piano competition two years in a row and won 2nd place in an original music contest on the Trish Frisbie Radio Show.
But forget about all that...just listen to the music!