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.