The Dave and Lonnie Trio

Two Daves and a Lonnie

We are Dave and Lonnie Chu and Dave Clement, longtime friends who just adore making music together. Our musical roots are diverse, ranging from jazz, rock, pop and the blues to flamenco and classical. As the Dave and Lonnie Trio we play music from American vocal jazz to Spanish flamenco, Portuguese fado, and old favorites in French and Italian. Give us a minute and we’ll add Irish traditional and Brazilian bossa nova.

Our aim is to create a pleasant atmosphere, make our listeners smile, and maybe inspire them to sing along. We’re happy to play at house concerts, parties, events, assisted living centers, restaurants, libraries and festivals – any spot where a small group of musicians can enhance the experience of the people around them.

Drop us a line via our contact page or use the gig request form in the right sidebar. We look forward to talking with you!


Trio at Gentiles

“Having had well over 1000 music performances over the last nine plus years that have covered every kind of music from classical to hard rock, we at Mocha Maya were very excited to find Dave and Lonnie as they were a first rate act as well as being wonderful people to work with. They brought an electricity and energy to the room that only flamenco music can do when it is played by true professionals. They quickly had the attention of the room and inspired several groups to dance, making for a fun and lively performance. We would not hesitate to book them again and are eager for them to move to New England area so that they could become a regular act for us.”
Chris King, Mocha Maya’s, Shelburne Falls, MA

“Lonnie and David Chu have taken on one of the most challenging forms of music in our time, Flamenco. Flamenco arts have been a source of magic in my life for well over fifty years, and it was particularly gratifying to meet and hear these modern day practitioners of this art form. They are faithful to the traditions with Lonnie’s clear soulful singing (Cante) layered over David’s intricate guitar virtuosity (Toque). I highly recommend an evening of their musical offerings.”
Dennis Willmott, Vermont-based flamenco guitarist and blues bandleader, Left Eye Jump Blues Band

“We were thrilled to have the Dave and Lonnie Trio at our first ever Live Music Event at Gentile’s Restaurant! Our guests really enjoyed their music! They played to our crowd beautifully, never overpowering the space, but there to add to our atmosphere and bring in songs from various decades. Our guests enjoyed the vocals as well as the instrumentals from this very talented trio. A total pleasure having them in Gentile’s! We look forward to a return engagement!” – Gentile’s Restaurant, Syracuse, NY

“I am happy to recommend the Dave and Lonnie Trio. Their performance at Mohawk Valley Community College was fabulous. Not only was it musically enjoyable, but they educated us on the history of the music as well. I believe the audience found it both entertaining and informative. I know that I definitely learned things that I did not know before.”
Sandy Cummings, Coordinator, Student Activities, Mohawk Valley Community College