David Hardiman

David Hardiman

Title: Music Educator, Professor, Professional Musician

Location: Richmond, California, United States

David Hardiman, Music Educator, Professor and Professional Musician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in performing music and music education.

Mr. Hardiman has performed and taught music for more than five decades. His talent and passion for music started at an early age, and it was evident he possessed an aptitude for performing music, such as his skills playing trumpet, piano and composing/arranging music. Mr. Hardiman has played and recorded music with some of the top names in the jazz world. He’s played for Willie Brown, the New Orleans Second Line Band, Gladys Knight, Cuz Cousenau’s Big Band, Joe Askew’s & Ed Williams Big Band, and in accompaniments with Jackie Wilson, The Dells, The Honey Cones, Donny Hathaway, Red Prysock, Johnnie Ray and Nancy Williams among many others. He has also lead and arranged music for the Tina Lane Show. In addition to performing and working in these capacities, he has taught at Indianapolis Public Schools, the City College of San Francisco, Alameda College, Contra Costa Community College and for the Berkeley Unified School District.

Mr. Hardiman earned a Bachelors of Music Education from Indiana University in 1959 and later continued at Butler University, receiving a Masters of Music in 1971. In 2017, he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Arts World Music from Martin University. In recognition of his work, he has also received the In the Spirit Award, the Best Jazz Band Award and the Top Star Award among many other accolades. He has recorded music with his own big band and has sold CDs showcasing his and his peers’ work. He has maintained professional affiliation with the National Association of Negro Musicians, the American Federation of Musicians, the Bay Area Jazz Society and the International Association of Jazz Educators.

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