Archives for August 2016 | Christy Smith Music Blog

2016 USA Tour

Christy Smith with Billy Childs, LA, July 2016. Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his generation, perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copland, for like Copland, he has successfully married the musical products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the twentieth century in a powerful symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism.
Los Angeles: Performed with Alphonse Mouzon featuring Ernie Watts, followed by Azar Lawrence and Roy McCurdy Mahesh Balasooriya @ the 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.
Was nice to spend some cherish moments with the great composer, jazz pianist and four times Grammy Award winner
Billy Childs (see picture). Always has been a great inspiration in my life !
New York City: Engagement @ Smalls Greenwich Village with Eric Wyatt, Benito Gonzalez & Jay Sawyer.

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