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Walter Smith III

“A line of fans young and old hoping to see a show that had sold out of advance tickets stretched past a nearby ramen shop...This was a Jazz show, mind you. In 2012.” From a recent performance review, The Los Angeles Times simply states the future of Jazz is bright with rising saxophonist Walter Smith III. Although it may appear Smith is a young gun on the scene at age 33, he is widely recognized as an adept performer, accomplished composer, and inspired educator. Smith’s debut recording as a leader was released in March of 2006 on the Fresh Sound New Talent label and features many of the brightest young Jazz talents. His sophomore release, titled “Live in France”, was released in October 2009 to critical acclaim. His most recent album, “III”, was a top 10 best seller on iTunes. Walter will release his latest project still casual worldwide on September 9, 2014. In the Jazz tradition, Smith has developed under the wings of many of the music’s greats. Walter is/has been a member of several legendary groups (recording and touring) including the Terence Blanchard Quintet, Eric Harland's Voyager band, Roy Haynes “Fountain of Youth” band, Jason Moran’s Big Bandwagon, and the Christian McBride Situation band. Smith has performed all over the world participating in numerous international festivals as well as famed venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

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John Raymond, Walter Smith III
Bear's Place
Bloomington, IN

Discography

Twio

Twio

Whirlwind Recordings
2018

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Still Casual

Still Casual

Self Produced
2014

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III

III

Criss Cross
2011

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Casually Introducing Walter Smith III

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Fresh Sound New Talent
2006

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