David McAllister is available for solo jobs.
He specializes in standards, cocktail piano, and traditional jazz.
He is also the leader of the Capital Jazz Dixieland Band
He can provide duos, trios, quartets, and full traditional jazz bands.
Send him your email address and he'll notify you of local gigs open to the public.
Browse our collection of CDs and and the collection of FREE traditional piano MIDI recordings. Most operating systems have a MIDI piano sound, so all you have to do is click on the download.
David's Music Background:
David F. McAllister has played with swing, rock, and traditional jazz bands for over 50 years. He studied with Mary Lou Williams
and Dick Hyman and has played with such jazz notables as Ernie Carson, Larry Conger, Jackie Coon, Eddie Erickson, Bob Haggart, Dan Barrett,
Rick Fay, Chuck Hedges, Randy Sandke, Jake Hannah, Ken Peplowsi, and Rebecca Kilgore. He has appeared in many jazz festivals and he has
recorded on several CDs, some of which are shown on this site. A Los Angeles Times reviewer has this to say: Most impressive is pianist
Dave McAllister, particularly on Fat's Waller's "Lookin' Good, But Feelin' Bad."
He played for the Tar River Swing Band, the Salty Dog Dixieland Band, and the Dick Gable AllStars where he got his nickname "Doctor Dave". He is now the
regular piano player for A Touch of Dixie,
and the Buck Creek Jazz Band. He is the leader of the quartet Capital Jazz
He has played in jazz festivals that featured such musicans as Dave Frishberg, Howard Alden, John Allred, Kenny Davern, Milt Jackson,
Tommy Newsom, George Masso, Joe Ascone, Butch Miles, John Sheridan, and Ralph Sutton.
He is on the board of the Triangle Traditional Jazz Society which is dedicated to the preservation of traditional or dixieland jazz.