Art of Cool Pre-Festival Kick-Off Party
- Community & Culture
- Downtown Durham Marriott - City Center, Durham NC
Tim Smith’s inspirational saxophone, positive lyrics and expressive voice have been heard from Compiegne, France to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from Sarotov, Russia to the Carolinas. This phenomenal musician and powerful songwriter earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from Oberlin Conservatory. Tim Smith moved on to create an impressive musical performance resume. He has been an integral part of The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hobex, Jazz Squad, The SoulSearchers, Sol and Funk Root, Countdown Quartet , Orquesta GarDel, Mr. Coffee and The Creamers, The Beast and the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra; touring nationally and internationally. He has also had television appearances on Conan O'Brian, Regis & Kathy Lee, Sesame Street, and Raleigh NC's own Public TV. For more than a decade, Tim has led The Jumpstarts, The Platinum Heavyweights, and the Tim Smith Band in spreading an original and upbeat blend of Ska, Reggae, Jazz and Funk throughout the East Coast. Their diverse portfolio of music ranges from cool romantic Jazz to hot Memphis Soul, and from quiet Bossa Nova to energetic Funk. Armed with an arsenal of positive lyrics, Tim Smith channels universal truths and emotions through his original songs. The Tim Smith Band is versatile group, blending a variety of both cover songs and original music from soul and R&B to funk and reggae with a rockin’ twist, a bluesy edge and jazz sensibility to create a whirlwind of raucous energy that will leave you stunned. With superb technique, soulful expression, positive vibes, and a dynamic stage presence, The Tim Smith Band serves up an extremely energetic and impressive live performance.
What is The Art of Cool Project (AOCP)?
We are a jazz presenting 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Durham, NC. We are dedicated to presenting and promoting live jazz influenced music in unique venues throughout the Triangle. We are the rhythm of the Bull City that connects music and art to people while providing a GREAT NIGHT OUT.
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