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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 the 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. In 2016, David Diao released his first solo album Precious Days 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.

 

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Discography

 

As Leader and/or Producer


As featured artist & sideman

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Shows & Events 

 

UPCOMING 2017

May.7.Sun 4:30pm ● @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE w/ David Diao Group ● 224 Augusta, Toronto, Ont.

May.18.Thu 9:30pm ● @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE w/ David Diao Group ● 224 Augusta, Toronto, Ont.

May.21.Sun 4:30pm ● @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE w/ David Diao Group ● 224 Augusta, Toronto, Ont.

 

PAST  

APR.9.Sun 11:30am ● @ SOHO HOUSE TORONTO w/ Alex Ernewein ● 192 Adelaide St W, Toronto, Ont.

APR.9.Sun 4:30pm ● @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE w/ David Diao Group ● 224 Augusta, Toronto, Ont.

APR.30.Sun 4:30pm ● @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE w/ David Diao Group ● 224 Augusta, Toronto, Ont.