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., Alan Ferber (including his
Grammy-nominated March Sublime), Jon
Gordon, 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, Alan Ferber's Big Band and Nonet,
Alex Goodman Quartet, Kim Bock Quartet, Kyle
Saulnier's Awakening Orchestra and recently
touring with Grammy-winning songwriter Glen
Hansard.  He has been featured as part of  FONT
(Festival of New Trumpet Music), Guimaraes Jazz
Festival, Leopolis Jazz Festival, Nango Summer
Jazz Festival, Taipei Interantional Jazz Festival,
Vancouver Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival,
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and
appeared at jazz venues in New York including
the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Jazz Standard,
Jazz Gallery, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and Iridium.

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 on
faculty at the Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
of the Hartt School at the University of Hartford
and at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.   
Additionally he has been faculty at the 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.