Artist's BiographyGrammy and Emmy nominated musician David B. Hooten is a trumpet soloist residing in Oklahoma City. His busy schedule includes appearances throughout the world as a guest trumpet soloist in recitals and with symphony orchestras all year long.
David has been a soloist with The Kiev Symphony Orchestra, The Garland Symphony Orchestra, The East Texas Symphony Orchestra, The Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, The Enid Symphony Orchestra, The Mormon Youth Orchestra and Choir, The Thailand National Symphony Orchestra (for Thailand's gala event of the year), and The Queen's 60th Birthday. David has performed numerous times as a soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic with Conductor Joel Levine quoted as saying, "David is a joy to work with! He really knows how to excite the audience!"
David had the honor of performing “Amazing Grace” for a worldwide audience to open the Memorial Ceremony for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. He has also performed the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium and the season opener for the Dallas Cowboys. David has performed numerous times on "The Hour of Power" television show from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA., and he is the official trumpeter for the "Palmer Cup," and performs throughout the world for this worldwide college golf event.
In September of 1999, David was honored to perform at a private audience at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II. David has also performed at the White House where he proposed to his wife, Whitney, in the China Room. She was presented with an Oval diamond engagement ring to coincide with the Oval Office. She accepted, and as to date they have two beautiful children, Henry David Hooten and Ava Elizabeth Hooten.
In February of 2000, David was invited to be the soloist with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra to record a solo album. The recording of romantic classical music and opera arias, adapted for solo trumpet and orchestra by David, was a fantastic success. The album is entitled "From Kiev with Love" and is included in his recorded 17 albums.
All of David's recordings are available on the World Wide Web at www.davidhooten.com or by contacting Webster Records at 1-800-678-8863.