A melodic imagination and an extensive education in arranging, composition, orchestration, and conducting have carried David Diggs to the heights of jazz artistry and to the top of the jazz charts. With a unique blend of instrumentation — a mixture of jazz and rhythm & blues, Diggs brings a dimension of ‘blue-eyed soul’ to his music.
Under the influence of Michel Legrand, Claus Ogerman and Quincy Jones, Diggs polished his arranging and producing talents, which were eventually featured on projects by Pat & Debby Boone, Irene Cara, Richie Furay, The Brothers Johnson, Jonathan Butler, as well as David’s own albums. David’s album Streetshadows was a top ten entry on BILLBOARD’S Jazz Album Chart for 26 weeks. To this list of musical credits, David has added television programs, including The Tonite Show and Midnite Special, Better Homes & Gardens’ 90-minute Television special, and feature films, including American International Pictures’ California Dreamin’. He has produced/arranged several Grammy-nominated albums including the music for “Finally Captured” by comedian Jonathan Winters.
“Black Coffee” is the new standards/American Songbook CD that unites Top Ten Billboard jazz artist David Diggs with his daughter Rachel, whose “Hands of Time” from her CD “Center of the Earth” was featured in ABC Family TV’s “Pretty Little Liars.”
Inspired by his passion for living, David Diggs’ music is revealing and realistic, unrestrained and upbeat. Up front and honest, Black Coffee – his latest release – unites David’s old-fashioned heart with a contemporary jazz sound.