David Linard


Pianist, educator, and musical director, David Linard plays timeless feel-good music.  Since earning his masters degree from Juilliard in 2015, he has performed at notable venues such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center.  Currently a member of Sammy Miller and the Congregation, David believes in their mission to put generosity and joy into his music, and he helps spread this philosophy with extensive touring worldwide with the group, both performing and educating.   He also teaches in schools in across the five boroughs of NYC as a member of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People program.  He has recorded on many albums; more recently playing drums on Gracie and Rachel's self titled debut album, which made Bob Boilen's list of top 10 albums of 1017 and NPR's top 100 of 2017, playing piano and harmonica on Nancy Harrow's latest record, "the Song is All," and piano and harmonica on John Fatum's self titled album.