Pinto is a Peruvian native best-known for his work as music director,
arranger, and bassist for Grammy-winner Susana
Baca, Diva of Afro-Peruvian song. He was member of Peru Jazz, a group
highly praised for their innovation and fusion of Peruvian roots and jazz.
He has performed at various international jazz and world music festivals,
such as WOMAD in Nice, Paris, Glastonbury, and Montreal. He has toured
internaitonally in theaters, including The Kennedy Center and The
Hollywood Bowl, Theatre De La Ville (Paris), and Royal Festival Hall
(London). David also leads and performs with his own group Syncopated
Colors, as well as teaches at the Jazz School in Berkeley, California.