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David Sierra / Bio

David Sierra was born in Austin, Texas on October 3, 1987. He was introduced to the drum set by his older brother, Chris Sierra, due to his need for a drummer in his new rock band. David was 7 at the time. After a few years honing his skills, David received a brand new silver sparkle drum set as a birthday present from his brother Chris which inspired David to the point of assurance that this was what God put him on this earth to do. At the age of 12, he began playing at local clubs such as "The Back Room," "La Zona Rosa," and "Antones" gaining invaluable experience in the ever growing music scene of Austin. David enrolled in the band program once he began middle school where he learned to read music. Mike LaCour, his band instructor, was instrumental in introducing David to Jazz music and Classical percussion. With many hours of focused practice and the diligence of a perfectionist, David went on to win many awards in both the Classical and Jazz arenas. In high school he was a member of the All-State Symphony Orchestra his Junior year and also a member of the All-State Jazz band his Senior year. After graduating from high school, David began studying Jazz music at the University of Texas at Austin under the direction of Jeff Hellmer, John Fremgen, John Mills, and Brannen Temple. David graduated in 2010 and received the honorary Eleanor Alexander Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. Currently, David lives in Austin and tours the nation with the Bodeans. He works with multiple bands while also composing his own music with "The Sound of Substance" and works as a session drummer. He deems himself to be versatile as he covers a wide variety of genres. He has played with many accomplished musicians such as Ron Westray, Jon Blondell, Rick Trevino, Dave Stryker, Helen Sung, Neal Caine, Red Young, Carmen Bradford, Chris Thomas, Mitch Watkins, Justin Vasquez, Ephraim Owens, Dr. James Polk, and many more. David finds passion in music no matter the style and holds a high standard for excellence. He believes that making music is a gift from God that comes with the responsibility to share, inspire, heal, and bring joy to people. Thanks for taking an interest in his music!

General Info

Artist Name
David Sierra
Home Page
Jazz / Pop / Soul

Contact Info

Austin, TX