Dave Zinno, a native of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, has been playing professionally from the age of 16. After studying at Berklee College and the University of Rhode Island, Dave spent a year in Seattle, where he played with (among others) Dianne Schuur, and studied bass with Gary Peacock. He spent the next ten years in New York, studying and playing with Walter Booker, Jr., Jimmy Cobb, Junior Cook, John Hicks, John Medeski, and Larry Willis. He has performed on Broadway, in shows such as Sugar Babies and An Evening With Michael Feinstein. Currently based in Newport, Dave travels as far as Africa and South America to perform at jazz concerts, and has taught and toured throughout the south of France for nine years. These days, he teaches at Brown University and is well known in the Providence-Boston jazz scene where he plays with regional and national artists of international reputation.