David Flello is a musician and an educator living in Victoria, B.C. He recently retired from the public education system in BC after teaching for 36 years. His educator awards include Arts Leader of the Year for the City of Victoria, Jazz Program of the Year from the Jazz Report Magazine, and a Prime Minister’s Merit Award for Outstanding Education. His adjudication experience includes Festivals on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Central BC and Alberta.
His performance experience as a freelance trumpet player has spanned most musical styles including orchestral, small ensemble, pit orchestra, jazz and commercial music. He has performed in the trumpet sections of, and/or as a soloist with, a large number of ensembles including the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Victoria and Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestras, the Meridiem Wind Orchestra, The Midnights R&B Band, Dockside Drive and with notable artists including Holly Cole, David Foster, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso and the Temptations.