David Derby has driven the funky bus behind many of Denver’s top acts, including singer/songwriters Wendy Woo,
Melanie Susaras, Coles Whalen, Wendy Clark, and others. With thirty years on the music scene, David is an accomplished musician who blends a flavorful mixture of jazz, funk, and Latin beats into every groove.
David credits his family for his love of
music as he was exposed to a wide variety of
sounds from an early age. His grandfather was a jazz drummer from Harlem and counted as
especially inspirational and encouraging in David’s takin up the drums.
David has shared a good deal of stage time with Steve Cox on bass, which tends to result in a funky good time and big smiles all around, on stage and off.
David Derby’s obvious musical talents, mixed with his quite infectious, positive vibe, make him a continual favorite among audiences and his fellow players alike.