David Longoria

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David Longoria
David Longoria
Background information
Born (1977-01-07)January 7, 1977
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Origin Seattle, Washington
Genres Pop, jazz, Latin, electronic dance
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, record producer
Instruments Vocals, trumpet
Labels Del Oro Music, Interscope, Logic, Epic, EMI
Associated acts Andrae Crouch, Robert Eibach, Cece Peniston, Ottmar Liebert, Chris Standring, Michael Jackson, Marc Antoine, Poncho Sanchez, Spyro Gyra, Dizzy Gillespie, George Michael, Sparks, Dr. Alban, April Diamond, General Public
Website www.davidlongoria.com

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


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[4] 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,[5]. Sparks "When Do I Get To Sing My Way" which topped Billboard charts in the US and much of Europe.[6] Longoria produced singer Michael J. Downey's International albums "Bridge Of No Return" and "America" including the 2007 Top 10 single "America".[7]

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.[8] "Zoon Baloomba" climbed the Billboard chart for the following eight weeks, reaching No. 21 on November 18, 2012.[9]

Studio Albums[edit]

Baila!, Longoria's vocal and instrumental album, was officially released on September 30, 2013.[10]

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.[10] The music video received a nomination for "Best Independent Music Video" in the 2016 Hollywood Music In Media Awards.[11]

In September 2016 Longoria released a contemporary instrumental album on Del Oro Music titled The Journey which includes a song called We Are One, written by Longoria 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.[12]

Guest Performances[edit]

Longoria was featured on the 1995 pop album Rub It Better by General Public.[13] He was featured on the solo jazz album from drummer Stoker (English Beat, General Public) called Syncopate in 1997.[14][better source needed] Children's Artist Lucy Kalantari's 2016 album "Big Things" featured Longoria's trumpet work as well.[15] Longoria was featured on the 2018 children's album "Made In L.A." from Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band.[16]

Movie Work[edit]

Longoria composed and performed the theme song for the movie "Bloodline: Now Or Never" called "Now Or Never" featuring April Diamond.[17] 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.[18]

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"[19]


  1. ^ Wheeler, Katrina-Kasey (29 January 2011). "Spyro Gyra, David Longoria, Marc Antoine. - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection, jazzreview.com". Jazz Review. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ 'David Longoria featuring CeCe Peniston, Deeper Love review' DanceMusic
  3. ^ 'David Longoria featuring CeCe Peniston, Deeper Love featuring CeCe Peniston, US Chart Peak Position' Billboard
  4. ^ "David Longoria, Keith Marantz, Timbuku". Discogs.com. 2000-10-11. Retrieved 2017-12-27. 
  5. ^ ""Dr. Alban - "Look Who's Talking Now"". 2002-10-06. Retrieved 2017-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Sparks - "When Do I Get To Sing My Way"". Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  7. ^ "Michael J. Downey, Bridge Of No Return". Discogs.com. 2000-10-11. Retrieved 2017-12-27. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "David Longoria, Artist's chart History". billboard.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ a b "David Longoria - Baila!". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-08. 
  11. ^ "Nominees 2016 Best independent Music Video". HMMA Awards. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  12. ^ "David Longoria - El Viaje". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  13. ^ "Rub It Better - General Public". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  14. ^ "Stoker - Musician". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  15. ^ "Lucy Kalantari - Big Things". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-18. 
  16. ^ "Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band - Made In L.A." Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-30. 
  17. ^ ""Longoria Trumpets Rhino Cause With New Movie Theme Song"". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  18. ^ ""Oscars: 70 Songs Eligible for Academy Award Consideration"". The Hollywood Reporter. 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  19. ^ ""Hollywood Music In Media Awards: Full Winners List"". hollywoodreporter.com. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 

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