David Lamont is a native Angeleno. He started piano at four, flute at eight, and went on to earn a BA from UCLA in flute performance where he studied with Sheridon Stokes. He then attended Cal State University, Northridge, where he earned an M.A. in Musicology. Teachers include James Newton, Charlie Shoemake, Ira Shulman, Bill Greene, Mark Carlson and French horn legend Fred Fox. He has participated in master classes with Eddie Daniels and the late Julius Hemphill (World Saxophone Quartet). David produced and recorded the Claude Bolling Suite For Flute and Jazz Piano (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidlamont), and has been a member of The Escovedo Project, touring worldwide and featured on their CD and video. He was the bandleader for the Jazz From U.N.C.L.E. performance and recording, produced by Oscar winner Robert Short and author and Variety writer Jon Burlingame. He as recorded frequently with the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, and has been featured in many other recordings including film, Emmy Award winning television shows, and radio. David has composed for short film and radio, and scored the feature film, Symphoria, for which he won three awards as the composer: The Accolade Competition, the Festigious International Film Festival, and The IndieFest Film Awards. He has worked with such artists as Richie Cole, Nedra Wheeler, Stanley Jordan, Larry Goldings, Ali Ryerson, Jim Walker, and performed in nearly every venue in the Los Angeles area. Musical theatre performances include the EastWest Theatre (now the Union Center of Performing Arts) and the Malibu Playhouse. He is the contrabass flutist with the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra and also performs regularly with various chamber groups and jazz combos throughout the Southern California area while maintaining a busy teaching schedule of flute, piano and saxophone students in Malibu, CA. Instruments include: Flute, Piccolo, Eb flute, Alto flute, Bass flute, Contrabass flute, Baroque (1 keyed) flute, Irish (8 keyed) flute and keyboards.