David Garfield, Keyboards
The Los Angeles based keyboardplayer
David Garfield has a long career as a musical director,
arranger, composer and producer behind him, and he is
still one of the 'Cats' that you always see playing local
clubs such as The Baked Potato, Cafe Cordiale, La Ve Lee.
You'll also find him on world tours with big acts with
likes of George Benson.
Over the span of his career, he's scored
and recorded for films Television and commercials He has
produced many albums and appeared on several as a keyboard
player, arranger and composer. Along with his active recording
career he toured with Earl Klugh, Michael McDonald, Nancy
Wilson, Oleta Adams/Luther Vandross, Brenda Russell and
many local L.A. acts and has been the musical director
for George Benson and Dianne Reeves. He also appeared
on The Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall and Solid Gold, and
has composed and recorded more than 200 original compositions.
Garfield and longtime friend/collaborator,
guitarist Steve Lukather from Toto, formed Los Lobotomys
in 1985, and this band has also met with great success
in L.A. and abroad. In 1994, Garfield and Lukather produced
the guitarist's second solo album 'The Candyman' on Sony
International. The project featured Fee Waybill from the
Tubes and Simon Phillips, drummer for Toto, and the band
embarked on a sell out tour of Europe and Japan, sharing
stages with Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith and others.
Garfield has also performed at Keyboard
Magazine's 20th Anniversary Concert at the NAMM show alongside
Bruce Hornsby and Joe Zawinul; played at the Modern Drummer
magazine's anniversary concert with Steve Ferrone; scored
the syndicated TV show 'Sentinel'; sat in with Isaac Hayes
and The Blues Brothers at a House of Blues benefit concert;
released two DCI instructional videos on how to play rock
and roll keyboards; written music for the trailer for
the Billy Crystal-Robin Williams comedy 'Father's Day'
with James Newton-Howard, and background cues for Good
Day L.A. In between these gigs, he was pouring over the
logistics and finally the recording sessions for the Tribute
to Jeff release.
Garfield also formed a production company,
Creatchy Productions offering modern production values
to both commercial and experimental projects.