David Smith

David Smith is a Canadian-born trumpeter currently residing in New York City. He studied and began his professional career in Toronto, and in 2000 he relocated to New York with a study grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Before long he was much in demand on the New York City jazz scene.

His debut album as a leader, “Circumstance”, was released in October of 2006 on the Fresh Sound New Talent label (FSNT 267), and features his original compositions and an outstanding quintet featuring Seamus Blake on tenor, Nate Radley on guitar, David Ephross on bass and the ubiquitous Mark Ferber on drums. While the roots of his music are in classic jazz, he combines elements of classical harmony and counterpoint resulting in a very original compositional style. His approach to the trumpet is also unique, intervallic and harmonically sophisticated yet lyrical and emotional.

In addition to his own recording, he is featured as a sideman on a number of other recordings for Fresh Sound New Talent (Alan Ferber Nonet, Delphian Jazz Orchestra) Steeplechase (Kim Bock Quartet, Russ Spiegel Sextet) and Interplay Records (Cecilia Coleman Quintet) as well as several independent releases (Paul Carlon Octet, Sarah Lynch, Numinous). He has also recorded for national broadcasts on CBC Radio in Canada and Denmarks Radio in Denmark. He has played in many of New York’s finest jazz clubs including the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, Smalls, Cornelia St

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Ordinary Heroes

Self Produced
2020

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Four Questions

Zoho Music
2020

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Urban(e)

Greenleaf Music
2020

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Impetus

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2016

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Circumstance

Fresh Sound Records
2007

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Circumstance

Fresh Sound Records
2006

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Spare Hearts

From: Ordinary Heroes
By David Smith

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