Marc Smason

Trombonist/vocalist/composer, Marc Smason learned to sing as a child in Texas and studied classical trombone in Seattle and Los Angeles with Stu Dempster, Julian Priester, Ken Cloud & Slide Hampton. Voice with Jay Clayton (jazz), Yo Jin Chong (Korean) & Ki Wasitodipuro (Javanese). B.F.A. - California Institute of the Arts and a member of International Federation of Musicians - local 76-493. Marc has taught private lessons and workshops throughout his career. He has performed around the world with such luminaries as the Funk Brothers, Benny Green, Baby Gramps, Andy Statman, Big Joe Turner, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Jeff Johnson and the Ivar's clams. His playing encompasses many styles including jazz, latin, klezmer and R&B.


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”Smason sounds like the kind of horn player who could walk into any date and acquit himself with distinction. That mastery goes beyond the surface; he seems to have a feel for many styles...” —David Dupont, Cadence

“Smason’s vocals...are at once dry and emotional, lending a fresh, believable quality.” —Mike Dennis, Earshot

“And you can hear Smason’s Sinatra-like crooning...” —Roberta Penn, The Rocket

Primary Instrument

Trombone

Location

Seattle

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

BFA - Music Cal-Arts Valencia, CA Private students & leading school ensembles/workshops.

Albums

Mambo de Gente

Changes Music - Marc Samson
2014

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A Better World

Self Produced
2007

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