Larry Smith

Larry Smith

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Larry performed for the St Louis Symphony Gala Post-Show Party on October 20, 2012. The concert featured Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with the St Louis Symphony performing a piece entitled “Swing Symphony #3″! Also, Larry has performed with the Steve Shankman Orchestra featuring Denise Thimes and Gene Lynn for the Post-Show Party.

What are your educational achievements (i.e. college/university achievements)?

  • B.A. in Jazz Performance, SIUE (completed May 2006)

How Many years have you been playing?

  • 36 years

What are your musical highlights or debuts?

  • Played with/for– St. Louis Symphony, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Chuck Findley, Bobby Shew, Vaughn Nark, Jeff Jarvis, Ingrid Jensen, Mike Metheny, Mike Vax, Sam Pilafian, Tommy Kennedy, Carmen Bradford, Manhattan Transfer, George Burns, Shelly Berg, Jay Oliver, SSO, Dee Shankman Orchestra, Stan Getz, Dennis DiBlasio, Roger Pemberton, Airmen of Note, Bob Stone Big Band, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Elgart Orchestra, Angelo Kariganis Big Band, Sessions Big Band, Alternatives Jazz Ensemble, 4 Tops, Temptations, Ed Kaiser Quartet, Eddie Howard Quartet, John Miller Quintet, Bob Klockey Trio, Counterpoint, Galaxy, Nelly, Little Anthony and the Imperials, St. Louis All-Star Big Band, Clarence Clemens and the Temple of Soul, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bernadette Peters, Peter Mayer, Hard Bop Heritage, Aretha Franklin & Jay Leno at the Pea Body Opera House re-opening

What are some musicians or bands you look up to or looked up to when you were studying your instrument?

  • John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Pat Metheny, etc.

What styles of music can you offer to your students?

  • Rock, Jazz, virtually all types of music


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