Dave Restivo


Described as “simply one of the most exceptional jazz pianists of his generation that Canada can boast of” (Edmonton Journal), David Restivo is an award-winning pianist and composer. Born in Lansing, Michigan and based primarily in Toronto since 1982, he has been a sought-after and influential figure in Canada’s jazz community since the late 1980s. He recently relocated to Nelson, BC after accepting an offer to join the fulltime music faculty at Selkirk College. Well-known for his work with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan, David has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Dave Holland and Curtis Fuller. A dedicated music educator for over 20 years, he has previously taught at Humber College, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the University of Toronto.

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