Born in Trinidad WI, Marcellin
is a product of a business driven family whose roots are deep in the music
industry. At age thirteen he was pianist and arranger in his father's
band "The Mano Marcellin Orchestra." At age seventeen, he
moved to New York City where he accomplished the arts of audio engineering,
music production, sequencing, arrangement, scoring, composition and
performance. After years of touring with the likes of Al Green (as
Musical director), Melba Moore, Stephanie Mills, Joe Crocker, The Mighty
Sparrow (Musical director), The Black Byrd's and the Mano Marcellin
Orchestra, Dave, having completed his studies, accepted a teaching position
in Houston as Chairman of Music Department for Catholic & Charter Schools
from which he retired after twenty years as an educator and has since devoted
his time to promoting and keeping jazz alive both as an entrepreneur and a
Created, managed, operated Houston’s Premiere Jazz Establishment, the Red Cat Jazz
I Developed music program at the "Community Music Center of Houston" thus providing
classes for local youth.
Chairman of Music at St. Pius X High
School, Houston TX. for ten years.
Introduced and developed Music/Band
Program for KIPP Academy, Houston, TX.
Lectured in Jazz Studies and Audio
Engineering at Lee College in Baytown, TX.
The New York Times, A show with
class for the masses.
Washington Post, Marcellin’s music sings and screams… from sonorous passages to avant-garde trances… Marcellin is making “powerful new
Toronto Tribune, This sweat drenched pianist brings home the
musical experience to his audience.
Houston Chronicle, A show that
must be experienced by all lovers of the arts.
Dave is the founder and CEO
of "Ospylac Productions". To sustain itself
financially in the USA , Ospylac provides services such as consulting ,
promotions, production and management in the entertainment industry.
The mission of Ospylac Productions lies in its commitment to the
development of his native "Steel Pan Instrument" and to the
education of the "Steel Pan Musicians".
year 2008, the "Ospylac Institute" will be established in his
native Trinidad and will provide the steel pan players with the knowledge of
international music, its theory , its discipline, its performance
skills, management concepts and many tricks and secrets of the trade.
Marcellin insists that his Trinidad pan players must be taught how to
survive in the music business and Ospylac is his vehicle through which Dave
plans to fully equip and empower his people thus enabling each of them, the
very real opportunity to make a fruitful and respectable living and
income, at their craft.