The Chicago Tribune says: "only in live performance is it possible to fully perceive the young man's emotional maturity, charismatic manner and technical acuity. In contemporary classical repertoire, his playing often sounds more lyrical and emotionally charged than one might expect to hear; in jazz, he produces a surprisingly vast range of unusual colors, shades and half-shades."
With roots in jazz, classical, popular and soul music, Young’s original compositions reach deep into the musical lexicon to intone melodies altogether familiar and new, exotic and accessible. This is reflected in his eclectic discography and diverse body of work.
Young has performed in over a dozen countries, working with several artists including Graham Reynolds, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, Lauryn Hill, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Michael Miles, Umphreys McGee, and studied with Danilo Perez, Dr. David Fodor, Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer and Wynton Marsalis.
Young resides in Chicago and holds a B.A. in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University.
More information about David Young on his homepage davidyoungpresents.com
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