Bortnick 2017David is musical director for Ethan Bortnick's new PBS concert special, Generations of Music. The show features Ethan's amazing ability as a pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and natural born entertainer. The 16-year-old is supported by a 43 piece orchestra, 90 piece choir, 4 piece band and 3 background singers. The show also features debut performances of 4 songs which David wrote with Ethan. The concert was filmed in Sioux Falls, SD on April 26th and has begun airing nationwide. Click here to watch the official preview reel.

David is currently on tour with Billy Joel as his musical director and keyboardist. The record breaking tour includes monthly performances at the iconic Madison Square Garden for as long as there is demand. Some of the unannounced guests that have stopped by to perform with Billy and the band include Paul Simon, Miley Cyrus, Tony Bennett, Sting, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Steve Miller, John Mayer, Richie Sambora, Itzhak Perlman and Chick Corea. Click here for a list of upcoming shows. Setlists will be posted as soon as possible after each show.

National Anthem-Dodgers

David performed the National Anthem on piano at the Dodgers game on May 10, 2017.  Click here to watch his performance.

David is on the cover of the July 2016 issue of Keyboard Magazine along with Billy Joel. The cover story includes an interview and a complete description of David's current touring keyboard rig.


Keyboard Magazine posted a web feature on David's keyboard rigs as they evolved throughout the years. Starting with his first keyboard rig from 1982 with Rainbow all the way up to and including his current setup with Billy Joel. The feature is called Keyboard Rigs Throughout the Years.

An Innocent ManDavid is currently working on Billy Joel's entire sheet music catalog. An Innocent Man is the most recent songbook that has been released in the collection. Piano Man, Turnstiles and The Stranger are also available and all of these books can be ordered on this website. The next book to be released will be Storm Front in early 2018. Click here for Keyboard Magazine's review of the Piano Man songbook.

Happy the Man's latest album, titled "The Muse Awakens" has received rave reviews internationally. The album was mixed by Eric Schilling at Sonic Adventures Studio. The CD is currently out of print but will be re-released in early 2018 and will be available on this website. Click here to visit the Happy the Man site.


Red Dawn's critically acclaimed CD Never Say Surrender, is available on this website via PayPal. Click here to order the CD.

Be sure to check the news section to learn more about what David's doing now and the sound clips section to listen to some of his best keyboard solos.