Photo by Nisha Sonde

Bio: Musician, Producer & Educator Dave Sharma’s career has been as
exhaustive as it is deep. As a percussionist, he’s performed at
Wembley with Moby, played dhol at Madison Square Garden, been a
featured soloist with the Chicago Sinfonietta (alongside longtime
collaborator DJ Rekha from Basement Bhangra), and was one of 2
on-stage percussionists for the Broadway & national tour of AR
Rahman/Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Bombay Dreams.” He is currently the
percussionist for the celebrated NYC live-disco band Escort, who have
been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly, headlined the Montreal
Jazz Festival, and toured with CeeLo Green.

As a producer & engineer, Dave has worked with multiple artists,
including the Glitch Mob, Red Baraat, Vancouver’s Delhi 2 Dublin, NYC
producer JKriv, DJ Rekha, Bombay Dub Orchestra, amongst others. He
was part of the seminal NYC live/electronic band Sub Swara, and
continues to mix records for diverse clients.

As an Educator, Dave has lectured at Columbia University, Dartmouth
College, Virginia Tech, New York University, and Ohio State. His
teaching schedule in Houston is extensive; at Cristo Rey Jesuit, he
teaches ethnomusicology to juniors, and structural musicology &
production to seniors; at Houston Community College, Dave teaches
production in Logic Pro and remixing in Ableton Live. He teaches
early childhood musicality with the Prelude Foundation, through the
Houston Ballet’s ECE program, and is on staff at the University of
Houston’s Department of Dance & Theater.