David Kikoski

David Kikoski

born on 29/9/1961 in New Brunswick, NJ, United States

David Kikoski

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Dave Kikoski (born September 29, 1961, New Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American jazz pianist and keyboardist.

Kikoski learned piano from his father and played with him in bars as a teenager. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in the early 1980s, then moved to New York City in 1985, touring and recording subsequently with Roy Haynes (from 1986), Randy Brecker (198688), Bob Berg (1988), and Billy Hart (1989). He has also played or recorded with George Garzone, Barry Finnerty, Red Rodney, Craig Handy, Ralph Moore, Didier Lockwood, Joe Locke, Olivier Ker Ourio and Mingus Big Band. Kikoski won a 2011 Grammy Award with the Mingus Big Band for the Best Live Jazz Ensemble Album, "Live at the Jazz Standard". He also had a Grammy nomination with Roy Haynes for the "Birds of a Feather" CD.


As leader

  • Presage (Freelance Records, 1989)
  • Persistent Dreams (Triloka Records, 1991)
  • Dave Kikoski (Epicure Records, 1994)
  • Inner Trust (Criss Cross Jazz, 1998)
  • Maze (Criss Cross, 1999)
  • Almost Twilight (Criss Cross, 2000)
  • Surf's Up (Criss Cross, 2001)
  • Comfortable Strange (DIW Records, 2002)
  • The Five (DIW, 2002)
  • Combinations (Criss Cross, 2002)
  • Details (Criss Cross, 2004)
  • Lighter Way (Apria Records, 2006)
  • Limits (Criss Cross, 2006)
  • Mostly Standards (Criss Cross, 2009)
  • Live At Smalls (Smalls Live, 2010)
  • Consequences (Criss Cross, 2012)

As a sideman

  • Pe De Boi: Power Samba Band (Arkadia Jazz, 1998)
  • Roy Haynes: "Homecoming" (Red Baron, 1992)

As a Co-leader

  • with Opus 5 Introducing Opus 5 (2011) Criss Cross Jazz (Alex Sipiagin, Seamus Blake, David Kikoski, Boris Kozlov, Donald Edwards)


  • Mark Gilbert, "Dave Kikoski". Grove Jazz online.
  • [David Kikoski at All Music Guide Discography] at Allmusic
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