"Music is not just a passion, it's a way of life. It's a language that connects people, transcends boundaries, and allows us to express ourselves in ways that words cannot." - David Banker
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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
The David Banker Trio is renowned for their ability to deliver the perfect musical atmosphere for any event. With a vast repertoire that includes Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz classics from artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, and Stan Getz, the Trio can provide a lush, warm, and heartfelt performance. Special requests are always welcomed. The members have performed at some of the best venues in New York City, including The Blue Note and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, as well as with greats like Alan Ferber, Dave Pietro, Mike Rodriguez, Dafnis Prieto and Lenny Pickett.
Queens native, David Banker is a trombonist and composer whose music has captivated audiences throughout New York City. David earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam College. At the age of 23, he started working for the New York City Department of Education, while continuing to perform regularly.
He went on to receive a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from New York University, where he had the opportunity to study with some of the leading artists in the field, including Grammy-nominated Alan Ferber, Dave Pietro, Steffon Harris, and Elliot Mason just to name a few. During his time at NYU, David had the privilege of playing and recording with some of the most respected names in jazz, such as Rich Perry, Lenny Pickett, and Alex Sipiagin.
David is a sought-after performer in the NYC music scene, playing regularly with The Manhattan Player's Club, wedding bands and other freelance work. In 2016, he released his debut album, "Downtown Bound," written for the International Ensemble. Currently, David works for the libraries at Columbia University, where he continues to share his love of music which extends beyond the stage.