David K Mathews

David K Mathews's Biography

Born April 16, 1959, David K Mathews has been playing professionally since 1975 performing on the Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ, Clavinet and Synthesisers. He has been the Keyboard Player with SANTANA since August of 2010.

At age 23, Dave joined the legendary Funk/Soul group TOWER OF POWER, replacing original organist Chester Thompson. He toured with the group for 2 years. From 1988 thru 2009, Dave was the organist/pianist with Grammy Award winning Queen of Rhythm & Blues, ETTA JAMES. He appeared with her at most of the worlds' major jazz and blues festivals.

He is the keyboard player on the latest SANTANA album, Corazon. Dave has appeared on 7 of Ettas’ recordings: Life, Love and the Blues (Grammy nominee), Heart of a Woman (Grammy nominee), Matriarch of the Blues (Grammy nominee), Burnin' Down the House Live at the House of Blues (Grammy nominee), Let's Roll (2003 Grammy winner), All the way (Grammy nominee), and her final album, The Dreamer.

Dave has performed on U.S television, radio, and video including the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson/Jay Leno, the David Letterman Show, The Latin Grammies, The American Music Awards, Austin City Limits, Tavis Smiley, The George Lopez Show, Dancing With The Stars, Regis and Kelly, and more.

Known in the S.F bay area as an eclectic musician with the ability to play many musical styles in an idiomatically correct fashion, Dave has worked and/or recorded with such diverse artists as Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Ruben Blades, Gloria Estevan, Pitbull, India Arie, Dave Matthews, The Gypsy Kings, NAS, Wyclef Jean, Chris Daughtry, Sheila E, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Ray Obiedo, Taj Mahal, Charles Brown, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Robert Cray, Robben Ford, Toots Thielmans, Jimmy Witherspoon, Plas Johnson, John Handy, Houston Person, Red Holloway, Bill Watrous, Cindy Blackman, Bonnie Raitt, Peabo Bryson, Cold Blood, David Grisman, Otis Clay, Albert Collins, The Memphis Horns, Vassar Clements, Gatemouth Brown, Huey Lewis, Anne Hampton Calloway, Lester Chambers, and more!

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