David Bell is a Sydney based Saxophonist, Arranger and Educator. He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Bachelor of Music - Jazz Performance) in 2006 where his major performance studies were with Dale Barlow, Judy Bailey, Col Loughnan and Craig Scott. David also studied arranging under Mike Nock and William Motzing and studied Conducting under Henryk Pisarek and Jason Isaacs.
David has performed with international artists The Temptations, Jamie Oliver (Celebrity Chef) and Leo Sayer as well as Australian artists Mark Vincent, Grace Knight, Melissa Madden Gray (Meow Meow), Oh Mercy and Todd McKenney. David has also played in the shows “Elvis to the Max” (USA), “The Rat Pack from Vegas” (USA), “Elvis, An American Trilogy” (USA) and “Hot August Night” (AUS) He also performs regularly in Sydney for corporate and private functions as a freelance musician.
David has also recorded for Olivia Newton John / John Farnham, Seekae and T.V show Home and Away, as well as for various local artists including Jordan C Thomas, Alphamamma, The Casino Rumblers, Mucho Sonar, Burn Antares and The Sole Predators.
As an educator, David is currently the Director of Bands at Thornleigh West Public School a position he has held since 2011 and the Conductor of the Senior Stage Band at Normanhurst Boys High School. He is also tutors Saxophone at Trinity Grammar School and Santa Sabina Girls College. In 2016, David was the saxophone tutor / director of the Saxophone Ensemble at the NSW Senior State Camp.