David Savage: Blues & Jazz Piano
David Savage spent the mid 1980s through 2001 as a San Francisco Bay Area Blues & Jazz Musician. He worked for a decade both as a church musician and with the Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus. He played at the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Festival and yearly at The Monterey Blues Festival from the first year it was created through 2001 with periodic performances since locating to Atlanta. David is on numerous recordings including with Billboard #1 R&B artist Theodis Ealey, Daniel Castro, Annie Sampson, Cool Papa, Bobby Reed, Johnny Vernazza, Bobby Walker, Cooper Tisdale, and most recently with The Electromatics. He has been in the opening act for such entertainers as Etta James, Crosby Stills & Nash, Spyro Gyra, and Little Feat.
David moved to Atlanta in 2001. In addition to being an Elementary School Music Teacher, he continues working on recording projects, composing music, and now plays primarily locally. David, an honor graduate in Music from UC Berkeley, holds a Master Degree in Creative Teaching through The Arts and also has Level Three Certification in the Orff Music teaching.
David was raised on the piano and has been inspired by many genres of music. With a wall of vinyl and literally drawers of CD's he listens to anything and everything from Howlin' Wolf to Miles Davis, Tom Waits to Count Basie, Bela Bartok to Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd to The Great Dr. John.
He is also fond of many forms of improvised music. Check out "Healing Music" on this website to hear music David and cellist Bryan Gibson improvised as healing music for David's wife, Karin, as she underwent treatment for breast cancer.
David lives in a Marietta, a suburb of Atlanta, with his wife and artist Karin and their dog, Ellie, "The Spoiled Rotten Little Black Pug". David and Karin share a passion for music and Outsider / Folk Art.