David is a remarkable pianist with a wealth of new ideas, and the ability to communicate those ideas to a wide audience. Haney studied composition for six years with the great Czech composer, Tomas Svoboda. After years of working with the Society of Oregon Composers, Haney honed his skills as a working jazz artist, often paired up with some of the greatest minds in jazz improvisation. From the famed Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, to the Bla Jazz in Oslo, Haney has performed worldwide with such featured artists as Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Bud Shank, Bernard Purdie, Buell Neidlinger, Julian Priester, Han Bennink, Obo Addy, Wilbert de Joode, Gerry Hemingway, Wolter Weirbos, Perry Robinson, and Johannes Bauer.
Haney has recorded 14 albums in ten years for C.I.M.P. Records and Cadence Jazz Records. He has also collaborated on 14 albums on other labels such as SLAM (UK), Canada Jazz Studio, That Swan Records, NoSeSo Records, and his own labels, JazzAudioDotCom, Arctic Records, and Space Rat Records.
He has received grants and commissions for his creative work from the U.S. State Department; Alberta Film Works; and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. He was awarded a travel grant from the U.S. State Department to present the music of composer Herbie Nichols in concerts throughout Argentina and Chile. Haney's piano/trombone work Ota Benga of the Batwa was included in the critics pick for best Jazz Album of 2007 (Coda Magazine). David's recent releases "Conspiracy a go go" and "Clandestine" were were both selected Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2009 (Cadence Magazine).