Born: January 30, 1979 Primary Instrument: Sax, soprano
Charlie Smith has developed a unique sound as a composer and arranger as well as a saxophonist and pianist. Charlie Smith Circle, his eleven-piece jazz ensemble, has recently released its first album on Conduit Records. The record, Ahead and Behind, features Charlie's creative compositions and arrangements as well as some of the hottest jazz musicians in the Northwest. After three years away from the saxophone Charlie is now focusing on soprano as his primary performance instrument. Currently he is performing his compositions with the Victor Noriega Trio as well as much of the material from Victor's new record, Stone's Throw, for which Charlie was the Producer.