Christy Smith is a Professional Musician, Composer, Arranger, Teacher. Bachelor of Music, California University Fullerton, USA.
Double Bass and Bass Guitar Teacher at the United World South East Asia and Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore
The Christy Smith Quartet has performed at well known Jazz festivals in Asia, like the Singapore and Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festivals
Idiewild School of Music & The Arts, Compton High School Marching Band, Dance Band & Orchestra Louis Thomas / Director;
1972-1977: Communicative Artist: Big Band under Troy Robinson, Henry Grant’s Big Band, Battle of Bands Production Band Hollywood Bowl, Live Recording – Custom Fidelity Records:
1973 Bob McDonald / Director, Pat Williams /Guest Conductor, 1974 Bob McDonald / Director, Mercer Ellington / Guest Conductor;
1977: Performed at FESTAC, The 2nd Annual Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria with “The Creative Musicians” Troy Robinson of The Watts Towers, L.A, California / Conductor, John Outterbridge/Director, Highlight Performance with Stevie Wonder, Fela and the African 70’;
1978: Toured Europe with C.S.U. Fullerton Symphony Orchestra, Keith Clark / Conductor, Performed at The Musique Vierine, Vienna; Estahazy Palace, Eisenstadt: Gratz & Salzburg, Austria; Lake on Rigi, Lucerne; Montreux & Geneva, Switzerland; London & Liverpool, England; Performing works were “The Firebird Suite”/ Igor Stravinsky “Three Places in New England” by Charles Ives, “Candide Overture” by Leonard Bernstein & Dvorak’s “9th’ New World Symphony”
1980 – 1982: Member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Keith Clark / Conductor, Performing concerts with artists such as Anna Moffo, Sarah Vaughn, Jerome Rose & Leonard Pennario, also Carmen Dragon as Guest Conductor. Performed with the University Symphony Orchestra Aaron Copeland / Conductor. Performed works were “Appalachian Sprint” & “Billy The Kid Suite” by Aaron Copeland. Performed in the Combo & Big Band on the “Tropicale”. Carnival Cruise Lines.
1982 -1992: Helped form band called Phuntaine with Eddie” Gip” Noble,Gerald Pania, Joshua Sclaire working ail over Southern California. Member of Ray & The Idols / Ramone & The LA Band. Formed Power Trio Band & freelanced until arrival in Singapore.
SINGAPORE ENGAGEMENTS 1993 to Current: Performed with Charly & The Eddie Green Trio at the Somerset’s Bar, Westin Hotel. ,: M.C. and In-House Bassist with Chromazone for HARRY;S INTERNATIONAL, performing with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Eric Marienthal, Spiro Gym Teramasu Hino, Paul Jackson Jr. Eric McCain Jeremy Monteiro and many more. Actively involved in many projects including Recording Sessions, Television, National Arts Council events, International Festivals, School and Higher Education Programs. Currently teaching Double Bass at Bass Guitar at the National University of Singapore , United World South East Asia and Lasalle College of the Arts. Performing and Harry’s International Quayside 6 nights a week.
2010: Jeremy Monteiro &friends with Chinese Orchestra, J.M. & friends perform in Beijing celebrating 20 years of Singapore and China Relations in September 2010.
The Jeremy Monteiro International Trio & Three Jazz Divas Tour 2013 with Jeremy Monteiro, featuring singers Melissa Tham, Eileina D'Ennis and Nancy Kelly
The Christy Smith Quartet performed at the Kuala Lumpur Internatonial Jazz Festival 2013, featuring Christy Smith (Double Bass, Electrical Bass & Vocals), Chok Kerong (Piano & Organ), Shawn Letts (Tenor Saxophone) and Eric Hargrove (Drums)
2014: The Singapore International Jazz Festival with James Morrison, Roberta Gambarini
Kuala Lumpur International Woman's Day Jazz Tribute Concert
20 years of Thomson Big Band Magic with Greta Matassa, Greg Glassman and Alemay Fernandez.
Christmas CD Recording @ Sound & More Darmstadt by Jeremy Monteiro
Borneo Jazz with Diana Liu
Kuala Lumpur International Jazz & Arts Festival with The Christy Smith / Kirk Lightsey Quartet
Pianobotanica, JAZZ BRASILEIRO: by Jeremy Monteiro with Juliana da Silva
Gaia Grooves Gig with Mallika Gaia sponsoring education in nature preservation.
Jeremy Monteiro's Compositions Tour featuring Ernie Watts with performances in Singapore and Shanghai
2015: The Singapore International Jazz Festival, March 6th-8th with the Christy Smith Quartet featuring Keith Loftis on saxophone, Nial Djuliarso on piano and Willie Jones III on drums.
March 7th, Orchestra of the Music Makers with the Jeremy Monteiro Trio, Chan Tze Law conducting, Jeremy Monteiro and Tama Goh.
March 20th, 2015, NUS Arts Festival, NUS Jazz band with Jeremy Monteiro and Tama Goh
10th to 13th September 2015, The Kuala Lumpur International Jazz and Arts Festival with the Eric Wyatt Quartet with Eric Wyatt on Saxophone, Benito Gonzalez on piano and Eddie Layman on drums.
December 31st, 2015, New Years Eve Gala with Laura Fygi at the One Farrer Hotel and Spa.
2016: Singapore International Jazz Festival 2016 with the Vadim Eilenkrig Band with Vadim Eylenkrig on Trumpet, Kameron Pearson on Keyboards, Ernesto Enriquez on Guitar, Anthony Parker on Drums and Christy Smith on Bass
2016 USA Tour:
Los Angeles: Performed with Alphonse Mouzon featuring Ernie Watts, followed by Azar Lawrence and Roy McCurdy Mahesh Balasooriya @( Seabird Jazz Lounge Long Beach Ca.) Courtesy of Jeffery Littleton.
St. Andrews park Jazz festival with DD McNeil, Kenny Elliot, Ricky Woodard and Sam Hirsh.
Performed with Bobby West and Fritz Wise @ the Billy Higgin's World Stage and at the infamous Lighthouse Cafe with Louis Taylor, Theo Saunders and Marvin Smitty Smith.
New York City: Engagement @ Smalls Greenwich Village with Eric Wyatt, Benito Gonzalez & Jay Sawyer.
Singapore, July 22nd, 2018:
Christy's Communicative Artists at Jazz in July at the Esplanade with Sean Hong Wei, Wei Xiang Tanand Aaron James Lee.
Singapore, July, 2020 (during Corona)
Jazz in July at the Esplanade with Sean Hong Wei, and Nicole Duffel
Singapore, August 23rd, 2020 (during Corona)
JASS@HOME celebrating "SWINGING IN SINGAPORE". A Celebration of Singapore's 55th Birthday
Singapore, March 21th, 20201 (during Corona)
JAZZ in TIME A Tribute to Singapore Jazz Pioneers and interview with Christy
2022 USA Tour:
Los Angeles: Concert at the World Stage Concert Series 2022 with Jamael Dean, Javier Vergara and Fritz Wise.
New York City: Engagement @ Smalls Greenwich Village with the Miki Yamanaka Trio
MUSICIANS & OTHER ARTISTS PERFORMED WITH:
|George Bohannon||Ed Blackwell||James Newton|
|Charlie Haden||Sonship Theus||Oscar Brashear|
|Esther Philips||Tisha Cambell||H.B.Bamum|
|Don Cherry||Redd Foxx||Billy Higgins|
|Carl Burnett||Ernie Andrews||Charles McPherson|
|Harold Land||Eddie Harries||Barbara McNair|
|Alphonse Mouzon||Algela Teek||Sam Fletcher|
|Della Reese||Monyungo Jackson||Bernard Igner|
|Billy Childs||Ndugu Chancellor||Reggle Andrews|
|Pat Williams||EMPD DAS I’FX||Larry Farrow|
|Pharcyde||David Li & Love Li||Marla Gibbs|
|Fela Anikulapo Kuti||Garnett Brown||Keiko Lee|
|Steve Thornton||Sarah Vaughn||James Moody|
|Jeremy Monteiro||Judy Roberts||Eldee Young|
|Redd Holt||Oscar Seaton Jr.||James Carter|
|Keith Loftis||Bill Paxton||Nate Morgan|
|Fritz Wise||John Beasley||Wynton Marsielles|
|Bob James||Stevie Wonder||Buck Clarke|
|O’donnel Levy||Gip Noble||Azar Lawrence|
|Michael Stanton||Louis Pragassam||Dwight Dickerson|
|Ron Jefferson||Richard Davis||Ron Muldrow|
|Darryl Moore||Dwight Tribble||Jon Williams|
|Romllee||Eli Digibri||Dave Samuels|
|Aaron Goldberg||Greg Glasmann||Dave Weckl|
|Russel Ferrante||Randy Brecker||Ernie Watts|
|James Carter||Gabriel Hernandez||Roberta Gambarini|
|Underground Raiload||Alex Foster||Laura Fygi|