David Garibaldi’s “Lounge Smoke” conveys jazz’s emotional, improvisational style through a piano player’s elastic arms, hands and rollercoaster keyboard. Born in Los Angeles, Garibaldi has loved art and music since childhood. In what became a pivotal moment in his career, he was asked to paint onstage during a hip-hop show. This inspired Garibaldi to create his “Rhythm & Hue” show, in which he dynamically paints huge portraits of pop icons within minutes, accompanied by music. Calling his thoroughly rehearsed show “a dance routine involving painting,” Garibaldi has become famous worldwide for his art and performances.
For artist and entertainer David Garibaldi, his paintbrush is his microphone. Garibaldi was a defiant Los Angeles street-graffiti artist until a sympathetic high-school teacher pointed him in a more positive direction. Garibaldi later painted in the studio and created artworks onstage during urban musical performances. This inspired him to develop his “Rhythm & Hue” show, which he describes as “a dance routine involving painting.” Accompanied by music, Garibaldi amazes audiences by energetically creating enormous pop-culture portraits in minutes. His renowned performances have been featured on TV shows, at charity events and in video games.