Dave Rudolph picked up his first guitar when he was 7 years old. He learned how to play the drums at 11. In fact, he was so passionate about learning music that he earned two degrees in jazz performance at the University of South Florida.
Dave has worked with various bands in the area including, the Valerie Gillespie Ensemble, Thick as Thieves, La Lucha, LaRue Nickelson, James Suggs, John Lamb, and his own group the Dave Rudolph Quintet. He has appeared in shows at the Straz Center and is currently a professor of contemporary percussion at the University of Tampa.