Christy Smith is a professional international musician, bassist, band leader, arranger, composer and teacher. The Christy Smith Quartet has performed at well known Jazz festivals in Asia, like the Singapore and Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festivals. Christy Smith is a graduate of California State Fullerton in music performance. He has had several years of orchestral and big band experience, having been under the baton of Aaron Copland, Keith Clark, Carmen Dragon, Pat Williams and Mercer Ellington. Christy has also worked and performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughn, Fela Kuti, Billy Higgins, Ernie Watts, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, Harold Land and many others. Christy Smith has been based in Singapore since 1993, performing with many of the regions artists such as Jeremy Monteiro, Michael Veerapen, Lewis Pragasam, Sheila Majid and many more. He has become an important role model for aspiring musicians in the region through his teachings. Next to performing in the region, he is teaching Double Bass and Bass Guitar at United World South East Asia and Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore.