David Paich

From Wind Repertory Project
David Paich


David Frank Paich (b. 25 June 1954, Los Angeles County, Calif.) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and record producer.

Paich is best known as co-founder, principal songwriter, keyboardist, and occasional singer of the rock band Toto since 1976. Paich wrote or co-wrote much of Toto's original material, including the band's three most popular songs: Hold the Line, Rosanna and Africa. With Toto, Paich has contributed to 17 albums and sold over 40 million records. Additionally, Paich has worked as a songwriter, session musician, and producer with a host of artists including Boz Scaggs and Michael Jackson.

Works for Winds

  • Africa (arr. Davis) (1982/2015)
  • Africa (Brass Quintet) (with Porcaro; arr. Skelly)
  • Africa (Brass Sextet) (with Porcaro; arr. Skelly)
  • Rosanna (arr. Skelly)