San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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.
When & Where
Art of Cool Festival
Art of Cool is a 501(c)(3) jazz presenting non-profit organization located in downtown Durham, NC.
Our mission is to present, promote and preserve jazz-influenced music.
Our goal is to expand the audience for jazz. We present high quality live music concerts in unique venues throughout the Triangle.
Our major programs include Art of Cool Festival, StArt of Cool (jazz education program) and Innovate Your Cool (music innovation conference).