David Occhipinti - Camera (2012), is the guitarist/composer’s fifth release as a leader. The recording, which features David’s compositions and guitar playing, combines contemporary classical chamber music with jazz improvisation.
David Occhipinti’s fourth CD featuring his own compositions, Forty Revolutions, was nominated for a 2007 Juno Award.
David has also released two duo CD’s with saxophonist Mike Murley. Their first CD, Duologue, was nominated for a Juno Award in 2003.
As a composer, David has received commissions to compose for solo artists, chamber groups and large ensembles.
In 2011, David founded the Walrus Quartet with fellow guitarists: Roddy Ellias, Ted Quinlan and Kim Ratcliffe.
David has performed all across Canada, in the U.S., Europe, Japan and in Italy where he lived for a short time. David’s development as an artist has been aided by the composition, recording and touring grants received from the Canada Council for the Arts, Chalmer’s Arts Fellowship, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the DFAIT.
David Occhipinti studied in New York with the legendary jazz guitarist Jim Hall during the mid 1990's.
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