My ensembles: Marc Smason & Friends, The Chicago 7 (vintage), world music with latin ensemble, Los Buhos, and street bands, La Banda Gozona & One Love, jewish music with Smason & the Kats and new sounds of Free World. Performed with Big Joe Turner, Marina Albero, Baby Gramps, The Funk Brothers, Sam Shepherd, Benny Green, Carlos Santana, Julian Priester, Eddie Henderson, Sonny Simmons, Joe Henderson, Perry Robinson, Amy Denio, Michael White, Hadley Caliman, Jeff Johnson, Jay Thomas, Michael Bisio, Bert Wilson and the Ivar’s Clams!
Team of Marc Smason
As a child in Texas, Marc's mother taught him to sing. He studied classical and jazz trombone with Stu Dempster, Ken Cloud, Julian Priester & Slide Hampton, voice, with Jay Clayton, Yo Jin Chong & Ki Wasitodipuro. Based in Seattle, composing & playing for film, tv, theater and dance, Marc has performed throughout the world with such luminaries as Bennie Green, The Funk Brothers, Baby Gramps, Big Joe Turner, Carlos Santana, Eddie Henderson, Andy Statman, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard and Julian Priester, encompassing many styles.