“diG your music. Eclectic ain’t the word. Film noir multiverse ethnic blade runner desert world. Love it!”
— Nivek Ogre, ohGr/Skinny Puppy
David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader of the electro-jazz quintet DA5 and industrial jazz unit zBug. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. Since 1988, when he recorded his first solo piano piece while a member/producer of the San Francisco Bay Area improvisational music-based arts collective Friday Night Music (est. 1978, member 1986-1994 and 2000-06); David has carved out a unique largely improvisational sonic voice combining the elements of traditional music theory, audio engineering techniques, and visual architectural design.