My name is David Witham and I am a musician. A pianist primarily, I also use synthesizers, samplers, and various other noisemakers in my music.
I studied piano with Jaki Byard at the New England Conservatory of Music, and Alan Broadbent in Los Angeles. I’ve had writing and performing associations with saxophonist Ernie Watts, bassist/composer Jay Anderson, the Jeff Gauthier Goatette, and percussionist Luis Conte. I was Musical Director for George Benson from 1990-2007, and have served as a producer for Tom Scott and Grover Washington. Recording and performance credits include Barbra Streisand, Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Jose Feliciano, John Patitucci, Bluezeum, Joao Bosco, Larry Carlton, Randy and Michael Brecker. More recently, I was an assistant conductor for the musical version of “Lion King”, and the associate conductor for the show “WICKED” at the historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
In 1999 I began producing a Public Access television show centered around music and performers called “Portable Universe”. Episodes and segments from the show can be viewed at www.portableuniverse.tv as well as PADNET in Long Beach (Spectrum ch. 32 / Frontier ch. 41 and on demand @ www.padnet.tv), featuring artists from around the world.