Started becoming fascinated by sounds at the age of 5 with pots, pans and wooden spoons. Then homed in on the organization of pitches after picking up the recorder at the age of 7. After that came the years of formulation, manipulation and organization; eventually picking up the saxophone at age 10. Since then life has been driven by the developing personality and creationism of my musical experience.
In essence my musical experience is a window into an obsessive-compulsive hodgepodge of my life; on display for anyone but meant for no one. My music is an expressionistic collection of my experiences transduced into vibrations as a way for me to continue my cycle. I don’t want everyone to listen to my music, that is not my goal.
My goal: The portrayal of music in the most authentic and genuine form.
Doing this is the fastest way to connect with how people are affected by my music; no nonsense, no bullshit.
“David Mason is IN:
integrity, intuitive, intellectual, informed, intense, in-touch, and in-tune. David’s intent is in service to the music, the highest good, without ego.”
David has worked with Grammy award winning artist such as Maria Schneider, Dave Liebman, John Daversa, Brian Lynch and Dafnis Prieto at featured concerts, festivals, and engagements around the country—including the Ground-Up Music Festival, The Sarasota Jazz Festival and the Jazz Education Network Conference. David has also been invited as a featured performer at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival and Suncoast Jazz Festival. David has also worked with renowned composers such as Miho Hazama, Eric Richards and Mike Tomaro in various different settings.
Education outreach has been a constant in his career with clinics for local arts programs, high schools and a lesson studio consisting of students from across the state of Florida.