David joined the United States Navy as a musician in August of 2003 and served until August of 2017. He was featured as a euphonium and trombone soloist with Navy Band Northeast, Naval Forces Europe Band in Naples, Italy and Navy Band Great Lakes, IL. David was stationed in Naples, Italy from March of 2008 to March of 2012. Mr. Paff has toured 28 countries between Europe and Africa in various ensembles such as the Brass Quintet, Ceremonial and Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He was also a featured trombone soloist at the Jazz Festival in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering in 1992. He earned a second degree, Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies from William Paterson University in May of 2001. In May of 2008, Mr. Paff earned a Master of Music in Performance degree from the University of Rhode Island. He started work on a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in September of 2017 at Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.
He is currently the lead trombone player of the Al Fenton Big Band and freelances throughout the New England and New York metropolitan area. David also teaches brass instruments with over 15 years experience.
David performed "Ballad for a Lonely Lover" by Michel Jean Farris and "Rhapsody for Euphonium" by James Curnow in the March 22, 2020 Tri-County Symphonic Band concert: "Celebrating the March".