Bassist David Wong was born and raised in New York City.  In 2004, he graduated from the Juilliard School in classical music. He has studied with Orin O’Brien (New York Philharmonic), Ron Carter, Ben Wolfe, and John Clayton.  He is currently a member of Roy Haynes’ “Fountain of Youth” band, The "Heath Brothers" Quartet led by jazz legends Jimmy Heath and Albert "Tootie" Heath, The Benny Green trio, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.  He was also the last bass player in Hank Jones' "Great Jazz Trio" and is featured on the piano master's last recording.  He has performed in many of the major concert halls and jazz clubs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  David can also be seen regularly performing with Steve Kuhn, Brian Lynch's "Unsung Heroes Project", Ralph Lalama’s “Bop Juice”, the Jeb Patton Trio, the Dan Nimmer Trio, the Aaron Diehl Trio, Grant Stewart, Dmitry Baevsky, and Rodney Green.

 

He has recorded with Hank Jones, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Albert “Tootie” Heath, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Benny Green, Dick Oatts, Joe Magnerelli, Wycliffe Gordon, Russell Malone, Brian Lynch, Jim Rotondi, John Marshall, Grant Stewart, Sachal Vasandani and Walt Weiskopf.  And has worked with Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Charles Mcpherson, Joe Wilder, George Coleman, Jimmy Wormworth, Illinois Jacquet, Lou Donaldson, Barry Harris, Slide Hampton, Andy Bey, Bill Charlap, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Wynton Marsalis, Terell Stafford, Gary Smulyan, Ken Peplowski, Eric Reed, Kenny Washington, and Lewis Nash.