David Williford is a woodwind player, composer, and educator living in Nashville, TN. With early musical experiences playing blues, soul, and rock with his father, and studying modern jazz and classical music with artists like Don Aliquo, he has found a diverse and soulful place in the changing music scene. David has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists as a player and arranger. Some highlights include Dynamo, Mike Hicks, The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective, Jeff Coffin, Sory Diabaté, Rick Wilkerson, The Great Barrier Reefs, Charles Butler, Michael Toman, and Mountainwalker. His working quintet draws from a wide pallet of influences — from Stravinsky to Bon Iver to Coltrane — to deliver reeling improvisations and powerful arrangements.