David Klingensmith | Faculty and Staff | Moores School of Music - University of Houston
Skip to main content

Faculty Jazz

David Klingensmith

Affiliate Artist in Jazz Bass

office: MSM 325
office phone: (713)743-3239
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017

Jazz Bassist, graduated from the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, and primarily studied with Paul Ellison and H. Stevens Brewster. He currently teaches and performs in Houston and surrounding areas. He leads The Blue Monks, and is a member of the Theory of Three and Category Five. He has performed with the Houston Symphony, Theater Under the Stars, Ray Charles, Clark Terry, Rita Coolidge, Rosemary Clooney, the Sun Ra Arkestra and many other renowned artists and organizations. His performances include commercial jazz, modern classical and forays into the avant-garde. He resides in Southwest Houston with his wife and four children.