David Urquidi


Composer / Arranger

Music Educator / Clinician

David Urquidi is a Saxophonist, Composer and Arranger from Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of the USC School of Music and has worked with major artists across many genres of music.

David Urquidi has performed and/or recorded with WAR (2011-2017), Poncho Sanchez (2003-2005), Yeska (1992-2000), Selena Gomez (Platinum Album – Revival), Taylor Swift (2x Platinum Album – Lover), Camila Cabello, Cheech and Chong (2013-2016), Andy Grammer, Stewart Copeland, James Moody, Tower of Power, George Clinton, Joao Donato, Marcos Valle, Sheila E., Hugh Masekela, Arthur Verocai, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Andy Montanez, Carlos Rivera, Cano Estremera, Oscar Hernandez, Pete Escovedo, Francisco Aguabella, FEAR, Ernie Andrews, Fred Wesley, Rico Rodriguez, Leonard Dillon, Steve Turre, Nestor Torres, Don Omar, and the San Diego Symphony.

Urquidi’s saxophone can be heard as the featured saxophone for the Netflix series “Grand Army” which was released in 2020.

You can hear Urquidi’s flute playing throughout the Netflix documentary series “Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami” released in 2021.

In 2021, David also recorded Tenor Saxophone for the score to the ABC/Disney series “Queens” with Composer Adrian Younge.

In addition to performing and recording, David has Composed and/or Arranged for Showtime, Netflix, Facebook, WAR, Poncho Sanchez, and Andy Grammer.

As a bandleader, Urquidi has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Cancun Jazz Festival (Mexico), UCLA Jazz Festival (CA), Central Avenue Jazz Festival (CA), The Greek Theatre, Hollywood Palladium, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), and The Broad Stage.

David Urquidi is a Yamaha and D’Addario Woodwinds Artist and Clinician.