Cecilia Smith

Short Bio - Cecilia Smith

Cecilia Smith is currently one of the leading vibraphonists of Four Mallet Technique. She has toured nationally and internationally. She has recorded and performed with several renown artists including: Gary Bartz, Greg Osby, Milt Hinton, Alan Dawson, Randy Weston, Donald Harrison, Hubert Laws, Mulgrew Miller, Donald Byrd (trumpet), Cassandra Wilson, and Digable Planets. She has released 5 independent c.d.’s on the national and international level and one Japanese release titled: CARMEN R&B. Her current c.d. is called DARK TRIUMPH (DT). DT Exposes Cecilia’s compositional abilities, through the use of full rhythm section, a 23 piece string ensemble and Boy Sopranos From the Boys Choir of Harlem.

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. . . . . . . . . The legacy of the pianist and composer, (Mary Lou Williams) who died in 1981, has always been a spiritual touchstone for the (Kennedy Center MLW Festival), festival performances, but this year it triggered a jubilant celebration, the mood charged by secular and sacred sounds alike. … Vibraphonist, arranger and bandleader Cecilia Smith saw to that. Mike Joyce ” The Washington Post

Dark Triumph - This mix of storytelling and music of the highest order, Ellingtonian in scope and magnificence, unmistakably American, uplifting beauty, a masterpiece. . . . . All About Jazz.com

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Primary Instrument

Vibraphone

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Graduate and formal faculty member of BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Discography

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