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(Commissioned by Jay Sager)
(Dedicated to Jackie & Isaac Bruss)
El Camello y La Aguja
(Featuring Rich Perry)
The Manhattan Player's Club
Whether performing at a wedding, small gathering in a private home, or a huge corporate event, The David Banker Trio is renowned for always playing just the right music for the occasion. With a vast repertoire and a love of great song writing, the David Banker Trio can bring the music of Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz to any event. They provide lush, warm heartfelt versions of classic tunes by artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Louis Bonfa, and Stan Getz. Special requests are always encouraged.
The trio features all N.Y.U. graduates: David Banker on trombone, Miguel Gallardo on piano and Trevor Brown on bass. When a quartet is requested, they always perform with drummer Josh Bailey, an N.Y.U. faculty member. As individual musicians, they have performed at many of New York City's premier music venues including The Blue Note and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Members have also performed with great musicians such as Alan Ferber, Dave Pietro, Mike Rodriguez, Billy Drewes, Dafnis Prieto and Lenny Pickett.
Queens native, David Banker is a trombonist and composer whose work has been heard throughout the New York City area. David’s passion for developing new work drew him towards education, and by the age of 23, in addition to continuing to perform, he became a part-time substitute teacher for Department of Education of New York City. David earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam College, where he studied with Dr. Mark Hartman, Bret Zvacek, and Dr. Christopher Creviston.
Receiving a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from New York University, David had the opportunity to study with leading artists such as Grammy nominated Alan Ferber, Dave Pietro, Steffon Harris, and Elliot Mason. During his time there, he has been fortunate enough to have played and recorded with Don Friedman, Rich Perry, Lenny Pickett, Mike Rodriguez, and Alex Sipiagin, to name a few.
David performs regularly with The Manhattan Player's Club, Moose, and other freelance projects. His debut album "Downtown Bound" was released in 2016, written and recorded for The International Ensemble. Currently, he works for the libraries at Columbia University.