and singer-songwriter who was a member of The Jimmy Joyce Singers, a
musical family known for its Christmas albums and television
He went on to
have success with other groups, as well. In 1986, he took home a Grammy for
Best Jazz Vocal Group for his work with 2 + 2, the brainchild of Clare
busy in the recording studios in the 1980s and beyond. In 1989, he appeared on the Natalie
Cole album, Good to Be Back. He was one of various artists who
contributed to the Yuletide collection, A
Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2.
In 1998, he joined Burt Bacharach for One Amazing Night.
Then he was a member of the choir and chorus on Amy Grant’s
1999 stocking stuffer, A Christmas to
David has also
worked on several film soundtracks, including the 1999 animated version of The King & I. In 2001, he reunited with Natalie
Cole, this time playing synthesizer on Love
Songs. More movie work
followed, on the soundtracks of Van Helsing and King
Kong, released in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2006, he sang backing vocals on
Weird Al Yankovic’s Straight Outta Lynwood.
He has been
involved with a pair of bands since, including Dharma Buds, which he formed
with his old college buddy David Vito Gregoli. They released New World Jazz Order in 2007. In 2008, David sang background
vocals on Playlist Plus: A Very Special Christmas. Of late, he has been busy with
another band, Gopher Gods, a group that walks a fine line between folk and
David is also
a gifted composer who has scored films for the American Film Institute and
documentaries for the Public Broadcasting System.