About David Kane

David Kane

  • Composer, musician, and bandleader performing original music for over 30 years
  • Six releases with critically-acclaimed “David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards,” including the soundtrack for the movie “Shadow Creature”
  • 2003 release of “The Life and Times of Guy Friday” with DKQ (David Kane Quartet) has received very favorable reviews
  • Music for “Herd About Buffalo” video release
  • Many collaborations with performance artist David Butler as D+D, including 2002 performances of “No Plan B” at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the Sphere
  • Pioneer of industrial music in the mid 1980s with Decay of Western Civilization; video for “Baby Doe Rules” had airplay on MTV and earned a Music Video Award in 1987
  • Original music band the Celibates from 1981 earned a chapter in a German book on music history of the 80s
  • Has taught college credit courses at Select Sound in Buffalo – “History of Music Production” and “Midi Recording Workshop”
  • Guest speaker at music seminars
  • Opening act for diverse acts including the Goo Goo Dolls, David Sanborn, Los Lobos, Stanley Jordan, Divine, a Greek christening, a bar mitzvah, Zippy the Chimp,Holly Cole
  • Played on many artists’ recordings including the Goo Goo Dolls and John & Mary (of 10,000 Maniacs)
  • Composes music for industrial videos and commercials
  • Performs currently with DKQ and Them Jazzbeards
  • Has a fan club in Germany
  • Soundtrack for independent film “IN” featuring performances by the legendary jazz organist Jimmy Smith and his quintet,trumpeter Kermit Ruffin,James Rivers, and Maria Muldaur .
  • Soundtrack for indie film “BUFFALO BUSHIDO” featuring the artistry of Yoko Hiraoka,the Japanese master of koto, shamisen,biwa and jiuta voice style
  • Has composed music for Buffalo Contemporary Dance with Amy Taravella and company including “Bikini Launch” featuring Bobby Militello on sax and flute “Quartet” ,an avant garde performance piece featuring Gerry Trentham,David Butler,Amy Taravella and David Kane
  • Has worked closely with Nimbus Dance{Brad Wales,Beth Elkins},on several performances including Windows No.7,Story of a girl,and most recently The Cell Phone Show an audio,visual,dance and performance extravaganza performed at Gallery 164
  • Live performances at The University of Buffalo’s Center for the Arts, both solo and with Them Jazzbeards as part of the Music is Art series
  • Live performances at most of the regional large outdoor summer events{M&T Plaza,Elmwood Arts Festival,Lilac Fest ,Erie County Historical Society,Burchfield-Penny Art Center Teaches MIDI and Synthesizers at NCCC
  • Earned a chapter in a book of essay’s entitled “Goth” by author Mark Nowak for his work with the band Nullstadt and was involved in a reunion show at Hallwalls Arts Center
  • Composed and performed live soundtrack for the classic film “Intolerance” at Squeaky Wheel Film Fest
  • Has radio program on ThinkTwiceRadio.com


Works List

The life and times of Guy Friday -DKQ
Armed and Hammered –Them Jazzbeards
Shadow Creature –Them Jazzbeards
Dirty White Loafers –Them Jazzbeardsbg_kane Highballs,Lowbrows, and Presbyterians –Them Jazzbeards
Pardon My French-Them Jazzbeards
Story of Kool Daddy-o
Solo Piano-David Kane
Sideshow-David KaneGotta gig gotta go-David KaneMusic from Windows No.7-David Kane
Music from The Cell Phone Show –David Kane
Trio-David Kane with Greg Piontek and Walter Sopicki
A Shameless Fashion- Celibates
Landing- Trek with Quintronic
The Black Album- Trek with Quintronic
Dead wad #6-Masque