Born in Winnipeg, Dave Young began studying the guitar and violin when he was ten years old. At his first gig, a university dance band, compelled him to pick up the bass. Educated as both a jazz and classical player, Young's elegant performances with the late Lenny Breau are legendary. His professional relationship with Oscar Peterson lasted three decades during which the trio performed all over the world. He is equally comfortable with symphonic work and acoustic jazz. As an educator, he has taught at numerous music seminars and jazz clinics, and is currently a faculty member at the University of Toronto.