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Lonnie Liston Smith
 
 
 
More Info: http://www.lonnielistonsmith.com
 
     Upcoming Events:
Maysa & Lonnie 9/15/2017 7:30pm
 
Artist Profile
Lonnie Liston Smith is a jazz, soul, and funk musician who played with such notable jazz artists as Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis before forming Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes, recording a number of albums widely regarded as classics in the fusion, quiet storm, smooth jazz and acid jazz genres. Mr. Smith is a native Baltimorean, born into a musical family. He was also a naturally-endowed musician, mastering numerous instruments. He attended and was graduated from Morgan State University in 1961--with a degree in music education. He has since cited Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis as major influences on his youth. While still a teenager at college, Smith became well known locally as a backing vocalist as well as pianist and played in the Baltimore area with a number of his contemporaries, including Gary Bartz (alto), Grachan Moncur (trombone), and Mickey Bass (bass). He also backed a number of jazz singers such as Betty Carter and Ethel Ennis when, soon after graduating, he began playing live with the house band at the Royal Theater, Baltimore.
 
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Auditions

AUDITION

8/23
Singing Sensations

2/26
MSU Symphonic Band

4/23
MSU Modern Dance

4/28 - 4/30
MSU Choir Concert

5/7