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).
“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