David J. Grossman, bass
Double bassist and composer David J. Grossman enjoys a multi-faceted musical career in both classical and jazz genres on both the East and West Coasts – as bassist in the New York Philharmonic (joining as its youngest member) and Principal Bassist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
As a soloist, Mr. Grossman gave the West Coast premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s bass concerto Dark with Excessive Bright as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-2020 subscription season. He has also given recitals and master classes at the Yale School of Music, The Boston Conservatory, the Hartt School of Music, Penn State University, as well as numerous faculty recitals at the Manhattan School of Music (where he is on faculty), among others. Mr. Grossman has released two albums (one classical and one jazz) entitled The Bass of Both Worlds, available from his website, www.davidjgrossman.com.
Also a passionate chamber musician, he regularly performs in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Concerts at Merkin Hall, has performed at the 92nd Street Y, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, to name a few. In the field of jazz, Mr. Grossman was a member of the Marcus Roberts Trio and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, among many others.
As a composer, Mr. Grossman’s compositions include Mood Swings for trombone and double bass, written for New York Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Joseph Alessi, Fantasy on “Shall We Gather at the River?”, written for Thomas Stacy; and two early compositions: Swing Quartet and String Quintet No. 1, which were premiered by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.