David Sparkman, was
born in Ohio to a Pentacostal Preacher and a mother who encouraged him
to bless everyone with his God given talent. He began singing at age
three and has never stopped. As a child he found his destiny in both God
and music. Total immersion in both, perputuated the desire to learn
other instruments and to write the music and lyrics that grew within him.
Today, David Sparkman is an extremly gifted singer, songwriter and
producer as well as an accomplished musician who plays piano, guitar!
This gentleman has developed a unique signature vocal style thatís
warm and inviting. He surrenders a velvety rich and smooth tenor voice
replete with rounded spinning tones and a tender lilting falsetto. Once
youíve heard him youíll agree, that his voice is sheer pleasure to
the listener. His pure artistry and creativity reveal his amazing talent
for expressing an emotion and delivering a thought. His soulful R&B
trills and runs, stream effortlessly through his music. His vocals are
playful, exciting, sensual and unpredictable; he really captures the
mood and feel of various music styles.
David's musical influences are Phil Keagy, Andre Croche, Art Tatum, Jimi
Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimmy Smith, Marvin Gaye, Nat King
Cole, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald and Donnie Hathway. He was also
very inspired by the English music invasion; The Beatles, David Bowie,
Led Zeppelin and the British bands of that era.
David tours the United States as keyboardist with Smooth Jazz guitarist,
Peter White. In 2003 he played keyboards/vocals on the Smooth Jazz
Christmas Tour with Peter White and saxophonist Mindi Abair. He most
recently played in England with Peter White and Smooth Jazz saxophonist
Jaared. While there, he debuted two of his original songs from his CD David
Sparkman-Liviní For Love, and received a positive and enthusiastic
When on hiatus from touring, David's busy at home in Los Angeles, CA
producing and writing for new artists. You can enjoy his soulful vocal
style and musicianship on his new CD David
Sparkman-Liviní For Love and on Peter White's latest CD (2004).
And, you can still enjoy his music from time to time in Beverly Hills,
California at the Four Seasons Hotel and The Polo Lounge at the Beverly
In 2002 he co-wrote a song with pop star Britney Spears. David has
played piano/keyboards and or sang with: Al McKay (Earth Wind & Fire),
Jarvis Church (Nelly Furtado), Peter White, Michael McDonald, Stevie
Wonder, Bernard Purdy, Melba Moore, Javier, Seal, Dolphin Days All Star
Band including Jeffrey Osbourne, Michael Paulo, Rick Braun, Pauline
Wilson, Peter White and others. He's opened for: Roberta Flack, The
O'Jays and The Ohio Players. He has shared his talent at The Four
Seasons & Beverly Hills Hotels, Beverly Hills, CA; Windows of the
World, Waldorf Astoria, Chez Josephine, Sweetwaters, NYC, NY; The
Redhead Piano Bar, Chicago, IL; The Club International, Cleveland, OH;
Valentino's, Morristown, NJ; Bethlehem Club, Bethlehem, PA.
Pick up David's new CD release, titled "David Sparkman-Liviní For
Love". The CD feature's David's velvety, rich voice with his
expressive vocal styling. World class players such as Peter White, Alex
Acuna, Abraham Laboriel, Bruce Conte, Donald Patterson and Valerie
Pinkston are some of the special guests on this digitally recorded and
mastered collection "Music from Spark's Heart".