Piano Keyboard Fusion
I am musician Dave Latchaw. My focus is on piano and keyboards. I have been making music since I was 5 years old when I used to improvise piano concerts for my Grandma. Improvisation has always been an interest of mine. At a young age, I was fortunate to study jazz with and be in Scott Stroman’s jazz group while I was in High School. Scott is the Director Of The London Jazz Orchestra.
After getting a music education degree from Indiana University and time at Berklee College of Music, I was keen on music adventure. I played keyboards for the Scottish Rock Band - The Heat. The ’80s was a great time for British Rock. We had a big-time manager, recorded for the BBC Radio 1, in several Metal Magazines, got to hang out with Sharon Osbourne, it was beyond fun. As always these things run their course. I moved back to Fort Wayne Indiana, to practice, develop my own thing.
In the 90’s, I started Latch Music as my website to promote my music, my Live365 Radio Station, and music education.
I have taught and performed at the Rockowe Ogrdki Music Festival in Plock, Poland with Krzysztof Misiak and other world-class musicians. During the last several years I have done session work for musicians around the world, played keyboards in the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra, led my own jazz goups, freelanced, taught the History Of Rock & Roll and piano / keyboards at Saint Francis University and piano / keyboard instructor for the Sweetwater Music Academy.
Since the pandemic, the live gigs have stopped but I am streaming weekly shows, teaching online, and focusing on my solo piano music.