"Intersection" by David Smith
David Smith is a Canadian-born trumpeter based in New York City since 2000. He has released three albums of original music as a leader; Impetus (2015), Anticipation (2010), and Circumstance (2006). 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 recordings, he is featured as a sideman on over fifty recordings including for Columbia Records, EMI, Motown, Fresh Sound New Talent, Steeplechase, Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records and several smaller labels and independent releases. He has also recorded for national broadcasts on CBC Radio in Canada and Denmarks Radio in Denmark and appears on two film soundtracks. He has recorded for Harry Connick Jr., Alan Ferber (including his Grammy nominated March Sublime), Jon Gordon and Tom Jones among others. He appears regularly in the New York area as well as touring in the U.S. and abroad. David has a Master of Arts Degree in Jazz Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York, and is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.