Dave Marcellin


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 performer. 



Created, managed, operated Houston’s Premiere Jazz Establishment, the Red Cat Jazz Café.

 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.


 Awards & Acclamations

 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 music.” 

                 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".

By the 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.    

Sunset- 29-4-2011