David Crawford – Caribbean
Flutist, Arranger, Producer and Composer
David Crawford was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Centennial High School in Compton, California; David received a full scholarship to California Institute of the Arts and received a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Music, with a Flute Major.
He began his professional career as an orchestrator/arranger for such artist as Friends of Distinction, Blue Magic, Sylvers, Patti LaBelle, Freda Payne, Phyllis Hyman, Confunkshun, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, The Whispers, Shalamar, Rene and Angela, Bobby Womack and many others just to name a few.
As a flutist his professional career includes commercial recordings (Ahmad Jamal, Temptations and Vesta), TV commercials and live performances with Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes. He has performed with the Santa Monica and Burbank Symphony Orchestras as well.
Producer Credits include: Vesta (A&M) Receords, Chuck Cissel (Arista Records) and Woods Empire (CBS/Tabu Records OPERATION FAITH: A Christian/Gospel music experience featuring various vocal artists of the faith. The songs are composed, produced and arranged by David Crawford. The first Gospel release will be “Rejoicing in Heaven”.