David Leibel

Born and raised in Edmonton, this amusing and eccentric musician began his percussion studies at age 16 and since then has delved into the world of music with the velocity of a freight train. David is a recent graduate of the music program at Grant MacEwan and possesses a diploma in Music performance. Earning his chops playing Rock and Blues, David caught the Jazz bug while in university and since then has been a constant staple of the Jazz scene in Edmonton with performances including the Edmonton Jazz fest, Saskatoon Jazz fest, Café Blackbird and a regular gig at the Sugar Swing Dance club. All that Jazz aside, David continues to hone his Rock and Funk chops playing at the East Coulee music festival, the Rosebud festival and various corporate events. David mixes tradition and innovation in both his playing and teaching style. He is a constant devotee and student in the musical styles of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Latin and Funk.