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Kent State University at Trumbull’s Concert Series continues on Thursday, January 26 with a performance by the Jason Smith Jazz Quartet.
Jason Smith is one of Cleveland’s most versatile trombonists. He has performed with many diverse groups including Opera Cleveland, the Blossom Festival Band, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Firelands Symphony and Ashland Symphony. He also has an extensive background in jazz, having performed with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and recorded with Sam River’s Rivbea Orchestra and the Grammy nominated Dan McMillion Groovin’ High Jazz Orchestra. He has performed at several European jazz festivals, including Montreux, Switzerland, Umbria, Italy, and Veinne, France. Jason was a finalist in the Larry Wiehe solo competition, sponsored by the International Trombone Association and a first prize winner in the Tuesday Musical Competition in Akron, OH. He was also guest soloist with Cleveland Chamber Winds, performing Jean Fracaix’s Concerto for Trombone and Winds. Jason received a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from the University of South Florida. Currently he is teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland State University and with the Preparatory Division at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The performance is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Kent State University at Trumbull’s Auditorium is located in the Classroom/Administration Building, 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W in Warren. For more information, contact Bill Burgess, marketing coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.