JAZZforum with percussion legend Warren Smith.
Wednesday September 17th, 7pm
University of the District of Columbia
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Building, 46-west
Free and open to the public
Warren smith is a multi-faceted musician – a master percussionist, composer, educator, and music activist whose career has covered a wide spectrum of performances, recordings, and collaborations. In addition to his New York-based jazz composition and performance cooperative, the Composer’s Workshop Ensemble, Smith was a founding member of Max Roach’s percussion ensemble M’Boom and has worked with artists such as Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Charles, Mingus, Anthony Braxton, Andrew White, Nat King Cole, and Aretha Franklin to name a few.
Smith is also an archivist with a rare collection of original scores and recordings of ensembles of his own and of his fellow musicians and composers, particularly percussionists. He will discuss his extensive career, background, experiences, and current projects.
In a JazzTimes profile, Lyn Horton writes: “His capacity to make music exceeds that of many modern masters in any part of the music world.”
This JAZZforum is presented in cooperations with Philanthropic Cultural Expressions, Inc.