David Haney

David Haney studied composition with Czech-American composer Tomas Svoboda and piano with jazz pianist Eddie Wied. The following artists have worked and recorded with David: Roswell Rudd, Julian Priester, John Tchicai, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Bud Shank, Wolter Weirbos, Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Bernard Purdie, Marvin Bugulu Smith, Gerry Hemingway, Dylan Van de Schiff, Buell Neidlinger, Dominic Duval, Adam Lane, Michael Bisio, Paul Blaney, Perry Robinson, Matt Lavelle, Daniel Carter, Reggie Sylvester, Johannes Bauer. As a leader, Haney has over 25 albums on CIMP-USA, Cadence-USA, Big Round Records, SLAM-UK, NoSe-So-Argentina, La Gorda-Argentina, and Canada Jazz Studio-Canada.

He has received grants and commissions for his creative work from the U.S. State Department; Alberta Film Works; and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. He was awarded a travel grant from the U.S. State Department to present the music of composer Herbie Nichols in concerts throughout Argentina and Chile. Haney’s piano/trombone work Ota Benga of the Batwa was included in the critic’s pick for best Jazz Album of 2007 (Coda Magazine). David’s releases “Conspiracy a go go” and “Clandestine” were both selected Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2009 (Cadence Magazine).

Press Quotes

“Mr. Haney is a pianist drawn to experimental settings, and he creates a promising one here.” The New York Times

“One of the most inventive pianists in the USA…” Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

“…a pianist whose accomplishments far outranks his public profile…” Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz

“…one of the very few post-Cecil Taylor pianists on record.” Nic Jones, Jazz Wise

“Pianist Haney has played inside and out, from Bud Shank to John Tchicai.” The Village Voice

“At times, Haney’s dexterity can sound like piano for four hands, or more accurately music for piano and percussion, though never in overwhelming fashion.” Laurence Donohue-Greene



Circadian World Clock

Release Date: July 9, 2021
Catalog Number: BR8970
21st Century
CIRCADIAN WORLD CLOCK from David Haney and Big Round Records is a captivating exploration of nature’s musical landscape. In this groundbreaking recording project, Haney challenges participants from around the world to submit 2-3 minute field recordings, each recorded at the specific hours of the day prescribed by the monastic Liturgy of the Hours.
Haney David Birth Of A City

Birth of a City

Release Date: July 26, 2019
Catalog Number: BR8956
21st Century
String Quartet
Even though the tracks on BIRTH OF A CITY are loosely grouped by their titles, the recording is very much a concept album. Haney, himself an accomplished pianist who also studied composition, scored the pieces for a kind of string quartet (violin – viola – cello – double bass), interspersed by varying quantities of brass instruments and percussion. Naturally, as one would expect from this kind of music, all works are scored with exactitude – for the most part, that is. Remarkably, Haney grants the performers a great amount of improvisatory freedom – indubitably owing to his own background in jazz, the genre which definitely and definitively shines through in all his compositions.