David Smith is a sought-after trumpet player based
in New York City.  He has released three albums
featuring his original compositions for Brooklyn Jazz
Underground Records and Fresh Sound New Talent
(Impetus, Anticipation and Circumstance) and has
appeared as a sideman on over sixty recordings,
including for Harry Connick, Jr., Glen Hansard, Alan
Ferber (including his Grammy-nominated March
Sublime), Jon Gordon, Tom Jones, Arturo O'Farrill's
Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and many others.  Live
performances include with Darcy James Argue's Secret
Society, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Charlie Haden's
Liberation Music Orchestra under the direction of
Carla Bley, The Who, Glen Hansard and Alan Ferber's
Big Band and Nonet.
 
David has a Master of Arts Degree in Jazz
Performance from the Aaron Copland School of
Music at Queens College in New York, and is Artist
Teacher in trumpet at the Hartt School, University of
Hartford and an adjunct faculty member at the
College of Staten Island, CUNY.   Additionally he has
been faculty at the Meet the Masters Summer Jazz
Workshop, Maine Jazz Camp and Taipei International
Summer Jazz Academy and maintains a private
trumpet studio.  In 2015 his composition "Halloween
Song" was awarded third prize in the jazz category of
the International Songwriting Competition.