David Dunaway Bassist

David Dunaway has had a long career of  performing  with artists such as:  John Handy, Chet Baker,  Andrew Hill, Art Van Damme, Bernie Krause, Andy Narell, Listen featuring Mel Martin, Stand Up Shakespeare, Mike Nock, Gato Barbieri, John Scofield, Della Reese, Kronos String Quartet,  Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Jazz Tap Ensemble, Cleo Laine, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Time in the recording studio is one of  David’s favorite musical activities. Before he moved to New York, he was in demand as a studio musician, recording from jingles to albums. Two memorable projects were the “Pinball Numbers” for Sesame Street and  the album “Citadels Of Mystery”, both for Bernie Krause.  Here are two examples from that period.

David also composes music using his fretless electric bass and Logic Pro X. He has released two solo albums, “Memories Of Africa” and “Memories of Russia”, and is currently working on a third. During the Lockdown of  2020, he composed some short pieces inspired by the feelings of the day. Here are a few examples of the “Lockdown Vignettes”. 

Lockdown Vignette #011

Lockdown Vignette #1002

David also offers private instruction on acoustic bass. He particularly enjoys working with beginning students, helping them get that first really great note on the bass. He uses a wide range of methods and studies to help support the student’s growth and accomplishments.

Upcoming Performances

July 20 and 21 2022

Music And Dance Festival 

A Night Of Musical Masters with The Joel Martin Trio, Jazzical/Komitas.

Little Island at Pier 55 in Hudson River Park West 13th Street, New York NY 10014

July 23 2022 

Pleasantville Farmers Market 

w/Mike Burns & Highway 52

Pleasantville, New York

July 23 2022 

Mt. Zion Church 

w/Mike Burns & Highway 52

Somers, New York

August 20, 2022

Long Island Bluegrass And Roots Music Festival

w/ Mike Burns & Highway 52

Tanner Park, Copiague New York

Contact Information

(914) 536-6100

[email protected]