Born: January 7, 1971 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
DAVID LONGORIA sings and plays the trumpet. He grew up listening to trumpeters Al Hirt, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Herb Alpert, Raphael Mendez and other musicians like Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Pete Fountain, Jaco Pastorius and many others. He credits each of them with adding a little something to his sound. He glides effortlessly through jazz and pop alike. David's new album BAILA!will be released this summer. The first single from the album, a pop dance song titled DEEPER LOVE features David and R&B/dance diva CECE PENISTON as they sing together this European influenced blend of Latin Jazz, Pop and House Music. The song sports a haunting trumpet line whose infectious melody will linger long after the song ends. This single rose to number 14 on the USA Billboard Chart....
Awards:2013 Artists In Music Awards Nomination Best Jazz Artist 2013 Los Angeles Music Awards Career instrumentalist Award 2013 AJS (American Jazz Society) Favorite Trumpeter Of The Year 2012 eWorld Music Awards, Paramount Pictures Studios "Best Dance Song Zoon Baloomba" 2011 AJS (American Jazz Society) Musician Of The Year 2011 2010 ASYM (American Society of Young Musicians) "ALL THAT JAZZ" award- Bel Air, CA 2008 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARDS (Nomination and winning Hollywood Music Award): Best Instrumental Performance (A Castle In Spain featuring Ottmar Liebert); AWARD: 2008 Best Instrumental Artist (David Longoria) 2007 Musica Europa "Top Instrumentalist" (David Longoria, trumpet); 2007 Berlin Music Awards "Best instrumental Soloist", Best instrumentalist" 2006 Dance Music Awards (Europe) "Top Dance Single" (Deeper Love featuring Cece Peniston) 2006 Musica Europa "Top Instrumentalist" (David Longoria, trumpet), "Top Dance collaboration" (Deeper Love featuring Cece Peniston) 1998 Cannes Music Festival "Best Instrumentalist" 1997 Cannes Music Festival "Best instrumental Performer" 1989 Seattle Symphony "Gold Medalist" 1989 Highline Symphony "Best Classical Soloist"
The tone of his trumpet is reminiscent of that of both Herb Alpert and Arturo Sandoval. He is an exceptional trumpet player and he demonstrates his expertise continually with each song that he performs. He is also a very skilled vocalist who communicates wonderfully with an audience. - Katrina-Casey Wheeler, Jazzreview.com (Jun 05, 2008)
Rarely does an instrumentalist make his way through the endless loops and samples of modern dance music. David Longoria is a clear exception. His astounding prowess on the trumpet is enough to marvel at. - Skratchr Aurillio, American Club DJ (Aug 07, 2009)
I'll make this really simple... WOW!!!! And I mean that with very capital letters. After over 20 years in the Smooth Jazz world, I must admit I've gotten a bit jaded and it does take a lot to knock my socks off. Well folks, David Longoria has managed to get me barefoot... - Beth Lewis, smoothjazz.com (Nov 07, 2009)
David Longoria, Baila!(Del Oro Music, 2014)
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