Multiple Juno Award nominee DAVID OCCHIPINTI has released five CDs as a leader that feature his unique voice as a composer and as a guitarist.
On his Camera (2012) CD, he combines elements of contemporary chamber music with improvisation. The recording features David’s compositions and guitar playing, and was heralded by his teacher and mentor, legendary guitarist Jim Hall:
“David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep listening…an absolute work of art!” (Jim Hall)
Occhipinti has received several nominations for Juno Awards including his CD Forty Revolutions (2007); Duologue (2003), the first of two duo CDs with saxophonist Mike Murley; and the Bristles Trio CD, Bristles (2014), which was also given four stars in the internationally acclaimed Downbeat Magazine.
As a composer, David has a wide-ranging list of works and he has received numerous commissions to compose for solo artists, children’s choir, vocal works, chamber groups and large ensembles. He has performed all across Canada, in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and in Italy, where he lived for almost three years.
“It’s definitely music for today, streamlined yet atmospheric…a listener hears the rare but gratifying combination of lyricism and cutting-edge music.” (The Toronto Star)
This evening’s all-star DAVID OCCHIPINTI TRIO also features stellar bassist DAN FORTIN and long-time Boss Brass drummer TERRY CLARK, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.