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Brief Resume ----- David M. Crohan, Pianist

1973 - 1975 Copley Plaza, Boston, Ma
1975 - 1980 Parker House, Boston, Ma
1978 - 1997 Owner/ Operator, Entertainment
David's Island House, Martha's Vineyard (summer operation)
1980 - 1997 Julien Restaurant, Hotel Le Meridien, Boston
1990 - 1992 Pianist, Tabu, Palm Beach
1993 - 1998 Pianist, Band Leader, Music Director,
Bay Tower Restaurant, Boston
Presently Pianist Cafe L'Europe, Palm Beach

David Crohan, Pianist David with Hugh Taylor
One of the most versatile pianists performing today, David Crohan crosses the traditional boundaries between classical and jazz music with an ease and sophistication that is the envy of many of his colleagues. His performances have aroused admiration all over the United States in audiences which have included such distinguished people as President and Mrs. Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Lady Bird Johnson, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Billy Joel and many others. In 1990, he was privileged to entertain Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

David Crohan's musical talent announced itself early when he began, at age three, to play popular tunes he heard. Blind from birth, he received his early education at the Perkins School for the Blind in Boston where his study of classical music was encouraged. In his teens, he became a pupil of Avis Charbonnel who was herself a pupil of the great Liszt Pupil Theodor Leschetitsky, and following his graduation from Perkins he attended New England Conservatory of Music where he was awarded the Artist's Diploma and Master of Music Degrees. Solo recitals, chamber music performances and concerto appearances with symphony orchestras followed.

All the while, David maintained a strong interest in playing jazz as well and the result has been an extraordinarily fluent ability to cross styles as only a few musicians (Andre Previn is one notable example) have been able to do. He began making music in the summer's on Martha's Vineyard in 1964, and in 1978 opened David's Island House which rapidly became a magnet for music lovers who came to hear David's fascinating performances of both classical and jazz repertoire.

David has recently embarked on a new phase of his career by bringing to school districts throughout the country his residencies which inspire and excite in school children an interest in music as well as providing an important living example of how enormous difficulties can be overcome in reaching the highest goals.

David with child and cake

David Crohan first became part of the Oak Bluffs scene at age 19, when his aunt brought him to the island to visit relatives. Since that time David worked and spent each summer on the Island - entertaining on Ciruit Avenue.

In 1976 David purchased a cottage located on John Wesley Avenue - near the Baptist temple - from the Andrew's family. The house - gingerbread in style - was built in 1873.

In 1978 David purchased the old "Island House" and transformed it into "David's Island House" - which he ran and enjoyed for 20 years. David is a well known professional pianist, vocalist and band leader - he travels throughout delighting each one... David's main gig these days is "The Bay Tower" on State Street in Boston.

Since the sale of "David's Island House", he continues to concertize on the island and occasionally finds time to enjoy the cottage with his wife - Claudette Cartier Crohan.

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