The D.C. Project The D.C. (Dave Cosby) Project is a world beat jazz group that plays an eclectic but highly listenable and danceable variety of jazz music infused with the sounds of Latin America, Brazil, Africa, as well as Funk, R&B, and American Rock and Pop music. In addition to our original material, that range from sizzling latin grooves to soul stirring ballads, the DC Project also prominently features the music of a wide array of artists such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, The Beatles, John Coltrane, Nora Jones, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Janet Jackson, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and many others. The DC Project has performed at major music festivals, wine festivals, universities and colleges, as well as many clubs and music venues in Mid-Atlantic region. Our CD 'The D.C. Project,' features performances from the following outstanding musicians: Joe Bagg on Piano and Keyboards, Greg Novic on Bass, Chuggy Carter on Percussion, Daryll Covington on Drums, and Dave Cosby on Acoustic and Electric Guitar, as well as being the composer of most of the music on the CD and arranger of all of the music on this recording features. Along with the Dave Cosby Project, Dave is also available in more traditional jazz formats from solo, duo, and trios formats up to Big Bands, as well as with groups featuring some of the area's leading vocalists including Michelle Walker, Ami Gaston, Liz Briones, and spoken word artist Lady Pcoq. Dave Cosby Guitarist and Composer Guitarist and Composer Dave Cosby is a musician and educator whose work defies the boundaries of genre and style. While trained in traditional and mainstream jazz at Rutgers University's famed jazz program at the Mason Gross School for the Arts, his musical sensibilities as a performer and composer express interests and influences that traverse multiple musical categories and musical cultures. Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Dave was exposed to the sounds of Jazz, Motown, and the British Invasion, from an early age. Upon Graduation from Rutgers University in 1992, David began pursuing a career as a bandleader, sideman, and educator. Completing class work towards a Master's Degree in Historical Musicology at the University of Virginia, Dave moved to the Northern Virginia area where he has been an active performer on the jazz, Hip-Hop, and alternative folk scene, as well as doing studio work, and maintaining an active teaching schedule. Dave has played many major concert venues and festivals including: The Kennedy Center, The Meyerhoff Concert Hall, Artscape, Blues Alley, The Maryland Wine Festival, The Corcoran Art Gallery, The Phillips Collection, and even Thomas Jefferson's famous Rotunda at the University of Virginia. In 1996, Dave won a Jazz Study Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Although Dave currently teaches out of his private studio in Alexandria Virginia, he has taught at the Jazzmobile in Harlem, for the National Guitar Workshop, for National Music Workshop's Day Jams, as well as for Mars Music, and Music and Art Centers.