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David Diao SU 刁塑

MUSICIAN • FILM COMPOSER • PRODUCER • BANDLEADER

 

 
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David Diao

Toronto-based saxophonist, film-composer, producer and bandleader, David Diao Su is an up-and-coming artist with a creative, versatile and dynamic sound. Originally from Beijing-China, David immigrated to Canada in 2001, and continues to make an impact in the Canadian music scene. Having shared the studio and stage with musical giants like Joe Lovano, Pat Larbarbera, Donny McCaslin and Hillario Duran. David holds a bi-weekly residency at Poetry Jazz Cafe in Toronto with his own group, and continues to be featured in music festivals regularly in Toronto, as well as notable venues like The Rex, Jazz Bistro and many more. Recently, David was profiled as an emerging artist in a TVO documentary titled "First Notes" that featured his music. The documentary also made it to the finals round for the 2017 TVO Short Doc Contest. In 2016, David Diao released his first solo album Precious Days 珍贵日 as a leader, featuring talented young musicians and vocalist including Oscar Peterson Award winners Youngchan Na and Ewen Farncombe. David has also produced 4 recordings including Precious Days. Recently, debut album by Toronto music group Are World, entitled "Disaster" produced by David Diao, was reviewed 4 stars on Now Magazine. David has also performed as a featured artist on 6 other albums, including recently released album "Fat Cat"-2016 with Donny McCaslin, and 2015 album "Like You Do"- Meagan Delima, working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. This year, David Diao along with his quartet toured through six cities in China as a part of the 2017 MIDI Music Tour.

 

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Discography

 

As Leader and/or Producer


As featured artist & sideman

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Shows & Events 

 

upcoming

August.5  Parlour Bar - BEIJING SAN LI TUN (三里屯) 

August.12  Parlour Bar - BEIJING SAN LI TUN (三里屯) 

August.18  NeverLand w/ Sejin Bei - BEIJING SAN LI TUN (三里屯) 

August.23 ● Good Bait w/ Pierre Pradat- BEIJING SAN LI TUN (三里屯)

August.26  Parlour Bar - BEIJING SANLITUN (三里屯)  

September.1  Huang Jia Hotel- BEIJING

September.1 Huang Jia Hotel - CHINA

 

PAST  

2017 China Tour

July.7-9  SU ZHou - CHINA

July.11-12  JING SHAN - CHINA

July.13  SU Zhou/Midi Camp - CHINA

July.16-17 JIN HUA - CHINA

JULY 20-22  YANG ZHOU-CHINA

JULY 24-26 SHAN XI - CHINA