Saxophonist/composer/bandleader David S. Ware began playing saxophone at age 9, and his innate talents were recognized and nurtured by astute teachers at his NJ public schools. By age 12 he knew that he wanted to become a professional jazz artist. While still a teenager, he began a mentor/musical relationship with saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins, who taught him circular breathing in 1966. Following David’s arrival in the NYC loft jazz scene of the early 70s, word of his potent voice on tenor sax spread quickly. He soon became a member of the Cecil Taylor Unit, with whom he toured throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada.