“David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep listening…
His music is an absolute work of art!” -Jim Hall
David Occhipinti has released five CDs as a leader that feature his unique voice as a composer and as a guitarist.
On David’s release, Camera (2012), he combines elements of contemporary chamber music with improvisation. The recording features David’s compositions and guitar playing, with a unique ensemble, consisting of: clarinet, bassoon, marimba, guitar, violin, viola, cello, and bass. The recording also includes a suite for guitar and string quartet.
“David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem [Camera]. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep listening… His music is an absolute work of art!” -Jim Hall
David has multiple nominations for JUNO awards including his CD Forty Revolutions (2007), and Duologue (2003), his first of two duo CDs with saxophonist Mike Murley. Another collaborative effort called Bristles (2014), whcih David produced and mixed, was also nominated for a JUNO and given four stars in the internationally acclaimed Downbeat magazine.
As a composer, David has received numerous commissions to compose for solo artists, chamber groups and large ensembles. His compositions appear on CDs by Beverley Johnston, Random Access Large Ensemble and many others.
David Occhipinti – guitar/compositions
Michael Davidson – vibraphone
Aline Homzy – violin
Virginia MacDonald – clarinet/bass clarinet
Jon Maharaj – bass