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David Longoria
David Longoria

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

Singles


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 Timbuctuwith 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


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]

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.

Guest performances


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.[7]

Movie work


Longoria composed and performed the theme song for the movie "Bloodline: Now Or Never" called "Now Or Never" featuring April Diamond.[8] 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.[9]

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"[10]

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