Joined Eastside in 2007email David
A native of San Jose, David received his B.A. in jazz/world music studies from San Jose State University. Before college, he studied music for three years under the tutelage of Grammy-nominated pianist/arranger Phil Mattson at the School For Music Vocations in Iowa, receiving his degree in professional music. David has performed as a featured soloist at several prestigious venues, including the Nice Jazz Festival in France and the Monterey Jazz Festival. David has played in jazz combos, salsa groups, soul bands, vocal jazz groups, a cappella groups, and classical ensembles. In 2002, he formed the Brazilian trio Agua Na Boca. In 2006, he put together the Higher Ground Players, a soul/hip-hop group dedicated to positivity and creative expression. In addition, he plays with his jazz group, the David Chaidez Quintet. David is Director of Music for Hope Lutheran in Santa Clara and a studio vocalist, and also gives private lessons in voice and piano.