David Baroni, "The Jazz Preacher" is a prolific songwriter, recording artist, worship leader and conference speaker who has been in full time music for over 25 years. He lives with his wife Rita in Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville.
A Grammy award winning songwriter, David's music transcends genres- encompassing R and B, Jazz, Pop and Rock along with his new age piano instrumental series called FingerPaintings. After a life-transforming encounter with the Creator, David has a passion to know Christ and make Him known.
He and Rita, an excellent speaker, author and singer, have traveled extensively in the United States and internationally. David is known for his work with Integrity Music, and his songs have been recorded by Michael W. Smith, Selah, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, Debby Boone, Phil Driscoll, Alvin Slaughter, Kent Henry, Morris Chapman, Paul Wilbur and many others.
Drawing from his love of artists from James Taylor to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder to Weather Report, Sting to Aretha and Bonnie Raitt, David’s own CD’s are loved for the depth of lyric, fresh musicality, and what can only be described as the touch of God, Who breathes His inspiration through this gifted modern day psalmist. David and Rita are not afraid to speak of the pain and struggles that they, (like most of us,) have gone through… in their marriage, finances, family dynamics, etc., yet they always point to the grace and love of God Who is the Redeemer.
David and Rita have 3 daughters and a grandson and granddaughter!