David Diao SU 刁塑




David Diao

David Diao Su is a musician, film music-composer, producer and bandleader with a creative, versatile, dynamic sound. David completed his bachelor’s degree with academic honors achievement in music performance & production at Humber Music Institute and is an Elizabeth Memorial Award winner. He has studied under Juno award winning musicians like Pat Labarbera, Kirk Macdonald and Robi Botos, and producers like Peter Cook, a 3 time Gemini award winner for best sound and has over 21 Juno award affiliations. David has shared the performance stage, toured and recorded albums with Grammy Award winning jazz artists like Joe Lovano and Donny Mccaslin, and Juno Award winning musicians like Hillario Duran. David has led his own band for many years, and held a bi-weekly residency at Poetry Jazz Café for 5 years in Toronto with his own group, and has be featured in music festivals regularly in Toronto and around the world. In 2017, David along with his quartet toured through six cities in China as a part of the 2017 MIDI Music Tour. David has produced and collaborated on 11 albums, including: his debut album as lead artist & Producer Precious Days珍贵日 in 2016 which was rated 5 stars on Apple Music. In 2016, his collaborated album “Disaster” with Alex Ernewein as producer was featured on Canada’s NOW Magazine with 4 stars rating. David collaborated on the album “Like You Do” with Megan Delima and legendary producer Bob Ezrin who has produced over 100 top albums and is a Canadian Music Hall of fame inductee.David was profiled as an emerging artist in a Canadian national TV network TVO documentary titled "First Notes" that featured his music and his life, which was listed in the Top Ten TVO Short Documentaries of 2017.  In 2018, David scored music for short film “Out Loud” directed by Marina Pyak was featured at the Canadian short film festival and won an “Accommodation Award” for its excellence. 





As Leader and/or Producer

As featured artist & sideman


Shows & Events 


upcoming 2018


MAr 4. 4 pm ● David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE

Mar 9 . 9:30 pm ● David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE

MAr 18. 4 pm ● David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE

Apr 1. 4 pm  David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE

Apr 8. 4 pm ● David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE



Feb 3. 9:30 pm  David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE

Feb 4. 4 pm ● David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE

Feb 25. 4 pm ● David Diao Group @ POETRY JAZZ CAFE