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This has been a dream of mine for years, and I am excited for you to be a part of it!

Hello.  My name is David Neves and I have been playing trumpet for 13 years.  My love for music and trumpet began with me hearing my brother practicing in the house.  He wouldn't let me record without mentioning that, so you're welcome, Adam.

Since picking up my first trumpet, I have practiced and practiced and had amazing teachers.  I have also found myself diving deeper and deeper into the world of composition.  I try and find inspiration in anything and everything; friends, animals, nature, and even my daily T trips to school and work.

Throughout the past few years I have played and performed with all kinds of bands, and people.  Some have been amazing, and others have been interesting.

I believe the most important thing for an artist to do is put themselves out there for others to critique, love, hate, judge, any of the above.

I've grown immensely due to my recent experiences and I've tried to show that growth in my composition and playing.  I've gone through triumph, heartbreak, passion, defeat, trouble, and anything else a 23 year old can get themselves into.  

I truly appreciate everyone who has ever checked out my music, and supported me in whatever way they could.  Now, I want to give something back.  However, I need your help.

Over the past six years in Boston I have been given the opportunity to play incredible music with amazing musicians.  I believe now I have the confidence to take the next step in my career and be vulnerable to critics and fellow musicians.  I want to show the jazz world, the music world and everyone else what I can do.  

Entering my final year of my formal music education, I believe now is the time.  Your funds will help me realize my dream of communicating my music to the masses.  

When your generosity helps me accomplish my goal, I will be going into the studio with some great friends of mine to record my original compositions.  On drums, I will have Lee Fish.  On bass, I will have Zwelakhe-Duma Belle le Pere.  On guitar, Greg Duncan.  I will have Jake Sherman and Luke Marantz on piano.  And, Michael Thomas and Barclay Moffitt will be playing the saxophones.  

I am truly excited to get my first project underway.  I just need your commitment and support, and I will make it happen.  Thank you for reading and I look forward to sharing with you the final product.

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I will try and make this project happen as smoothly as possible and if problems arise, I believe professionalism and respect will smooth things out!

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