David A Landoni

David A Landoni

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Lecturer
Office: None
Phone: None
Email: david.landoni@salemstate.edu

Professional Biography

Bassist David Landoni receivd his B.A. from Berklee College of music in 1986, where he studied bass with John Neves, William Curtis, and Whit Browne.He has also studied privately with John Lockwood, Pascale Delache-Feldman, and David Clark.

In 1989, David became a member of the Artie Shaw Orchestra under the direction of Dick Johnson. He toured worldwide and performed with such greats as Buddy DeFranco, Bobby Short, and Hellen O'Connell.

In 1991, David left the road to perform and record with some of New England's top jazz artist such as Herb Pomeroy, Gray Sargent,  and Ray Santisi among others. David has also backed up many stars of stage and screen including Mickey Rooney, Donald O'Connor, Eddie Mecca, and Joe Piscopo.

In 1999, David became musical Director for jazz vocalist Cassandre McKinnley, arranging and co-producing her critically acclaimed CD "Stay the Night". David also appeared on "The Herb Pomeroy Trio-Live at Cafe Beaujolais" The CD received 4 1/2 stars from Downbeat Magazine, and was named as one of Downbeat's top 100 CDs of 2000. The trios 2nd CD "Aluminum Baby' was released in 2003. It features arrangements by David and Herb, and premieres two compositions by guitarist Anthony Weller. The CD received 4 stars from Downbeat Magazine.

David is currently freelancing and recording throughout the New England area with many top flight artist including the Boston Pops Jazz Ensemble, Shawnn Montiero, Joe Hunt, Greg Hopkins, Ed Saindon, Brad Hatfield , Eddie Higgins, Mike Renzi, Greg Abate, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Rat Pack Tribute Orchestra.