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Marvin "Smitty" Smith

Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Born June 24, 1961 in Waukegan (Illinois). “It was a very natural inclination for me to play drums,” says Marvin “Smitty” Smith. A glance at his early life validates that truth. Born the son of a drummer, Marvin, Sr., was always surrounded by music in the house.

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”As important as his versatility, swing, and ability to interpret and interact, is the actual sound or timbre of his drums-- Smitty has a true, resonant, musical quality that continues the lineage of Dodds, Catlett, Clarke, Roach and the Joneses (Elvin and Philly Joe).” --Peter Leitch

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