For more than three decades, Grammy and Emmy nominated guitarist, composer and producer David Becker has continued to define himself as one of the best and most unique voices in jazz and contemporary music by combining diverse influences and a passion for the new and different, and his ability to play for the present while always keeping an eye on the past and future. He has led the critically acclaimed DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE to a worldwide audience by performing in more than 27 countries.
No stranger to South America, David has performed throughout Argentina including Buenos Aires’ Ateneo. His 2007 critically acclaimed album LEAVING ARGENTINA was in fact inspired by his first tour of Argentina. It received high praise by the international press. Down Beat gave it “4 Stars” and the BBC said,” Brilliant musicianship, a really lovely album, in fact”.
Over the years, the DBT has shared the stage with such celebrated jazz acts as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and more. German television journalist Roger Willemsen (ZDF) called him "One of the best Jazz guitarists ever." Jazz Podium and Downbeat called him "A poet on the Jazz Guitar”. David has released 15 recordings many topping the jazz and contemporary music charts.
David Becker graduated from Musicians Institute in 1981 at age 19 and by age 22 he was touring the globe with the David Becker Tribune. David signed with MCA records in 1986 and the first DBT release LONG PETER MADSEN debuted. SIBERIAN EXPRESS(#1 R&R) followed in 1988 and the DBT established themselves in the world of Contemporary Jazz performing in 44 of the 50 US states.
In 2005, Becker released a duo effort with guitar master Joe Diorio, THE COLOR OF SOUND. The CD was called "One of the best Guitar duo recordings of all time."
He has released three instructional books called GETTING YOUR IMPROVISING INTO SHAPE (Mel Bay/Acoustic Music), PLAYING IN SHAPES (FingerPrint) and RHYTHMIC MOTIFS FOR COMPING AND SOLOING (FingerPrint).
In 2015, The Heritage "David Becker" Signature guitar was unveiled at NAMM. Two new recording projects were released. A solo outing, THE LONELY ROAD (Acoustic Music Records) and a tribute to Attila Zoller, MESSAGE TO ATTILA (ENJA) which features Ron Carter, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, John Abercrombie, Peter Bernstein and more. Also THE LONELY ROAD reached #30 on the iTunes Instrumental top 100 charts and was called, “One of the best solo guitar CD’s available today,” by Amazon U.K.
In June of 2018, the DBT released a new studio recording single, KIWI DREAMS (Acoustic Music Records) written for their 2016 Tour of New Zealand.