David Tonkin (jazz department chair, jazz guitar, jazz ensembles, Scholarship Jazz Ensemble, audio production) has studied jazz guitar with Ed Cory, Jay Azzolina, and Randy Roos. He has performed throughout New England, including the Blue Note in NYC and the Saratoga Jazz Festival. He is the founder of the David Tonkin Group and Tonkin Toys and has also performed with Tiger Okoshi and Delfeayo Marsalis. An active composer, Mr. Tonkin’s compositions and arrangements have been heard on radio and television throughout the area. He has worked with the NH Artists in the Schools Program, led workshops at the Lincoln Center Institute at Dartmouth College, and taught at the University of New Hampshire (Manchester).