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Thursday, September 25, 2008
JAZZ: Dallas Smith Quartet (Sun., Oct. 12 @ The Liberty Theatre)
The Columbus Jazz Society welcomes the Dallas Smith Quartet.

Dallas Smith will host the Columbus Jazz Society's October twelfth Jazz Jam at the Liberty Theatre. The performance by his quartet will feature well-known jazz standards as well as some of Dallas's own bop, Latin, and fusion jazz compositions.

Since 1975, Dallas has been a West Coast native whose diverse musical career includes symphony work, studio recordings, cruise ships, casino shows, and traditional and Latin jazz groups. Together with his wife, jazz harpist Susan Mazer, Dallas has recorded numerous CD's (www.mazerandsmith.com). Dallas has toured with noted jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal and, as a member of the Swedish world music group Mynta (www.mynta.net), he has recently toured Scandinavia and India.

Dallas currently resides in Reno, Nevada, where he and Susan founded a business, Healing HealthCare Systems, to promote the use of music to create a more healing environment within healthcare facilities. Their primary product is a 24-hour relaxation channel for hospitals, called The C.A.R.E. Channel (www.healinghealth.com).

Dallas, son of the late Judge Oscar D. Smith, Jr., began his musical education in Columbus with Dr. George Corradino at Wynnton Elementary School. After playing classical clarinet for ten years (at Richards Jr. High, Columbus High School, and Florida State University), Dallas broadened his musical focus to include jazz studies (on flute and sax). He has traveled the world in pursuit of his lifelong interest in East Indian classical music, performing extensively in Europe and India.


EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's October 12th concert and jam session
FEATURING: Dallas Smith, woodwinds
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: October 12, 2008
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Liberty Theatre -- 706/653-7566 or David Morgan 706/660-9295

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for the jam session (no charge for musicians who sit in) anything could happen.


www.columbusjazzsociety.com

Coming up:

November 9, 2008: Mace Hibbard, saxophones
December 14, 2008: Kevin Vannoy, vocal, saxophone

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