David Linard

Grammy-nominated and Juilliard-trained, David Linard shares his love for timeless feel-good music as a pianist, composer, educator, and musical director.

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A longtime member of Sammy Miller and the Congregation, Linard has traveled the world, playing venues such as Monterey Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz à Juan, Jazz à Megève, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, SF Jazz, and the Bowery Ballroom.

Linard composed the music for KPCC’s hit podcast, Tell Them, I Am, which was featured in Time and the Atlantic on their respective lists of the best podcasts of 2019.

Linard has taught in schools in across the five boroughs of NYC as a member of Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s Jazz for Young People program, worked as a musical director with Ars Nova in their Makers Lab program.

He earned his MM from the Juilliard School in 2015, studying privately with Kenny Barron and Frank Kimbrough, and working closely with Wynton Marsalis.

In 2022 Linard released his debut record, Cafe Gitane.