David Longoria

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David Longoria
David Longoria 2019.jpg
Background information
Born(1977-01-07)January 7, 1977
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
OriginSeattle, Washington
GenresPop, jazz, Latin, electronic dance
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, record producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, trumpet
LabelsDel Oro Music, Interscope, Logic, Epic, EMI
Websitewww.davidlongoria.com

David Longoria is an American trumpeter, songwriter, singer, and music producer.[1]

Singles[edit]

Longoria's dance/pop song "Deeper Love",[2] a duet with CeCe Peniston, peaked at No. 14 under Billboard magazine's "Hot Dance Club Play" category in 2005.[3]

Longoria produced other records including an instrumental hit Timbuctu with DJ and producer Keith Marantz under the moniker "Sticks & Stones" which entered the US Billboard "Hot Dance Club Play" category in 1995. Others include "Look Who's Talking" by Dr. Alban which entered the US Billboard "Hot Dance Club Play" category in 2002, Sparks "When Do I Get To Sing My Way" which topped Billboard charts in the US and much of Europe. Longoria produced singer Michael J. Downey's International albums "Bridge of No Return" and "America" including the 2007 Top 10 single "America".

In September 2012 Longoria released an instrumental dance pop single titled "Zoon Baloomba" which was remixed by popular remixers including Ralphi Rosario, Majik Boys, DJ Yannis, European music producer and remixer DJ Mental Blue and others. Zoon Baloomba entered the US Billboard Dance Music Chart at No. 50 on October 6, 2012. When it debuted it became the first recording on this chart by a trumpeter since Herb Alpert charted his instrumental single "Rise" in 1979.[4] "Zoon Baloomba" climbed the Billboard chart for the following eight weeks, reaching No. 21 on November 18, 2012.[5]

Studio albums[edit]

Baila!, Longoria's vocal and instrumental album, was officially released on September 30, 2013.

The title song, also called "All She Does Is Dance" was used for a music video produced as a tribute to the classic film Casablanca. Set in Morocco, it stars Longoria as Rick and Wanda Rovira as the female love interest. The music video received a nomination for "Best Independent Music Video" in the 2016 Hollywood Music In Media Awards.[6]

Longoria released a contemporary instrumental album on Del Oro Music titled The Journey which includes a song called We Are One, written and produced by Longoria and Robert Eibach. The song was recorded in cities across the U.S. and includes performances by more than 700 recording artists from many genres, generations, and cultures.

Artists involved include María Conchita Alonso, Larissa Lam, Carol Connors, The Coasters, Dazz Band, Corey Feldman, Malynda Hale, Brenda Holloway, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Dawnn Lewis, Howard McCrary, Chris Montez, Trent Park, Freda Payne, April Diamond, Only Won, Peaches & Herb, Pointer Sisters, The Platters, Keaton Simons, Frank Stallone, Fourever1, Marvin Gaye III, Ava Gold, Fanita James, JJ Totah, Robert Eibach, Christina Gaudet, and Florence LaRue.

El Viaje, Longoria's international instrumental album, was officially released on May 15, 2017. In 2019 Longoria released the album MOOD, a collection of iconic jazz standards featuring guest performances by Barbara Morrison , Freda Payne , Promise Marks, Marc Antonelli and Poncho Sanchez. The recording of Body And Soul featured Barbara Morrison and was awarded Best Jazz [7] by Hollywood Media In Media Awards. In 2020 Longoria released the album A Better Place which featured guest artists Barbara Morrison and Promise Marks. The jazz album included jazz musicians Rique Pantoja on piano, bassist Maciej Sadowski, drummers Kip Webster and Tony Jones, guitarist Doug Perkins and percussionist Dale Chung.

Guest performances[edit]

In October 2017 American rock band Smash Mouth released their 20th Anniversary of their hit "Walkin' on the Sun" with the Robert Eibach remix featuring Longoria's trumpet solo. The single peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Club Play chart.[8] Longoria was featured on General Public's studio album Rub It Better with a trumpet solo on Friends Again.

Movie work[edit]

Longoria composed and performed the theme song for the movie "Bloodline: Now Or Never" called "Now Or Never" featuring April Diamond.[9] The music was co-written and produced by Robert Eibach. The song qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards under "Best Original Song" reaching the short list on the ballot.[10]

In 2016 Longoria composed and performed the score for the short film "Becoming A Man", a coming of age story set in East Los Angeles. The score was widely acclaimed for its combination of Latin jazz and hip hop styles. This was awarded the Hollywood Music in Media Awards nomination and win under the category of "Best Score- Short Movie"[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wheeler, Katrina-Kasey (29 January 2011). "Spyro Gyra, David Longoria, Marc Antoine. - jazzreview.com". Jazz Review. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ 'David Longoria featuring CeCe Peniston, Deeper Love review' Archived 2006-02-08 at the Wayback Machine DanceMusic
  3. ^ 'David Longoria featuring CeCe Peniston, Deeper Love featuring CeCe Peniston, US Chart Peak Position' Billboard
  4. ^ "David Longoria's Instrumental Zoon Baloomba Enters Billboard Chart At #50, Is Chart's First Trumpet Hit Since 1979". mi2n.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  5. ^ "David Longoria, Artist's chart History". billboard.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  6. ^ "Nominees 2016 Best independent Music Video". HMMA Awards. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  7. ^ "HMMA Winners". Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Retrieved 2022-09-17.
  8. ^ "Smash Mouth Walkin' On The Sun 2017 Chart History". Billboard. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  9. ^ ""Longoria Trumpets Rhino Cause With New Movie Theme Song"". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  10. ^ ""Oscars: 70 Songs Eligible for Academy Award Consideration"". The Hollywood Reporter. 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  11. ^ ""Hollywood Music In Media Awards: Full Winners List"". hollywoodreporter.com. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-12-12.

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