David Champagne Jazz Trumpet
David Champagne has been on the professional music scene in Jacksonville since the mid 1990’s. He holds bachelor and masters degrees in jazz studies from the University of North Florida with additional graduate studies at Florida State University. He placed 2nd in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, and has won numerous Downbeat Magazine Soloist Awards. He has performed as a featured soloist at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Montreux Jazz Festival, The Jazz Corner, and many other venues. He is an active clinician in the North Florida area, and is the Adjunct Professor of Jazz Trumpet for the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University. David serves as Associate Pastor at Sunrise Community Church in Atlantic Beach, FL and is a Curry Mouthpiece Artist.