David Renaud is an Ottawa based clarinet player and multi-instrumentalist. He is currently booking concerts featuring material from his first two CDs and busy as a freelancer performing for festivals, pit work, studio, clubs, private and corporate events. Dave performs for National Arts Centre Pops concerts, and covers a multitude of doubles for theatre pit orchestras.  Dave is the clarinet professor for Carleton Universities music department.

      For 35 year Dave Renaud has been immersed in a diverse and rich musical life performing swing, jazz, theatre, orchestral, and studio. He has written music for solo, choral, duos, small ensemble, and big band. 

    With the release of First Love, and its sequel, Encore, Dave partnered with the great Canadian jazz veteran Brian Browne to produce a lyrical, creative, and beautiful jazz collection of standards.    

    Currently Dave is working on all originals for his third album  which he will release early in the new year.  


Some of the clients Dave has performed for over the last 40 years;  Averaging 150 performances a year for the last 20 of those years  with the following organizations and ensembles:        

NAC orchestra extra player since 1996 

Orpheus  Theatre Pit Orchestra.  46 different show runs of 13 services each over the last 35 years including West Side Story, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof,  The Sound of Music, and dozens of other runs.  

Broadway Cross Canada-  Motown show at the NAC. 

ASNY - Les Miserable and Beauty @ the Beast show runs. 

Health Arts Ontario events in retirement homes 

Ottawa International Jazz Festival  

As an Ottawa Symphony extra player 

As an Gatineau Symphony extra player 

Back up bands and Orchestras for artists like Gladys Knight,  Diane Ross,  Eartha Kitt,  The Temptations,  The Platters,  Roy Orbison,  Jamie Cullumm,  Peter Noone ,  of  Herman's  Hermits,  and many others.  

Canadian Central band of the Canadian Armed Forces extra player. 

RCMP extra musician for state events. 

Impression in Jazz Orchestra / Ottawa Jazz Orchestra series for the last 15 years, including much of the featured clarinet solo material from the Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and , Duke Ellington books.

Studio recordings and composition.