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Tom Schmidt

Born San Francisco,1939,raised East Bay. Studied English at S.F. State with private lessons with altoist John Handy. Taught English at American River College, Sacramento, '65-'76. Musician thereafter, playing mostly Dixieland/swing with free jazz forays and a weakness for hillbilly (the most influential music of my childhood heard daily on Cactus Jack and the 30th & San Pablo Furniture Warehouse Hour, KWBR, Oakland). Widely published poet, worked with The Harmony Arts Mobile Unit as poet/musician, recorded with John Lescroart, Joe Craven, Dave Nachmanoff, Sourdough Slim. Current bands: Washboard Wizardz(Berekely), The Crawdad Poetry & Jazz Ensemble (Merced), Uke 'n Reed (Merced).


Dave Douglas Dave Douglas
Khan Jamal Khan Jamal
Uri Caine Uri Caine
Jane Ira Bloom Jane Ira Bloom
sax, soprano
John Tchicai John Tchicai
Karin Krog Karin Krog
Andy Sheppard Andy Sheppard
Tom Varner Tom Varner
french horn
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