Known for his versatility, vibrant live energy, and musical malleability, David Oromaner has entered the realm of Southern California’s in-demand drummers. His diverse background as a musician ranges from national tours and recording sessions, to neighborhood clinics, jazz clubs and finally to teaching his craft.
Growing up in the suburbs of NYC, David was constantly surrounded by music. “My earliest musical memories are of my older cousin playing drums in his basement for hours. There was just something about being surrounded by sound—a raw, primal energy that instantly got me hooked.” Adding to the fire was David’s musically obsessed older brother, who would blast Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd from his boom box. In addition to these rock influences, David was also discovering jazz. The objects of his admiration included Count Basie, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, and Neil Peart. The combination of these influences helped shape David as a drummer, which he became at an early age, when he inherited his cousin’s drums.
David was fortunate to start his formal drum training at the Long Island Drum Center with ddrum and Zildjian clinician Dave Stark. Continuing the journey, David pursued both music and business at University at Albany, where he studied with percussionist Richard Albagli and drummer Dave Calarco.
After college, David relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. One of the first musicians he met was Dan Marshall, who had recently opened the doors to his studio in Little Five Points. David began laying down drum tracks at the studio and eventually garnered the attention of various Atlanta-based artists such as Brandhi Irvon, Everyday People, and Nakayo Dupree (Speech). In addition to touring, David taught privately and continued his own private studies with Georgia State Jazz Professor Woody Williams and master drummer Jeff Sipe.
In 2001, David moved to New York City to study at The Collective School of Music. At The Collective, David studied with Kim Plainfield, Jim Chapin, Matt Walker, Vince Cherico, Michael Lauren, and Robbie Ameen.
Some of the diverse artists David has performed with include Outside Pedestrian, PJ Loughran, Ron Kobayashi, Max Bennett, Mambo NYC, Llew Matthews (Nancy Wilson), Karel Ruzicka Jr., Jason Weber, and Changing Modes. David’s recording credits as a drummer, arranger, and producer include nationally distributed records and soundtracks including releases by Capital and Universal Records. He has toured nationally and internationally including performances at the House of Blues (Las Vegas), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (2014), Nokia Theater (NYC), Variety Playhouse (Atlanta), North by Northeast (Toronto), and the Orpheum Theater (Boston).