Sunday, August 1, 2010

SMITHOLOGY! at the Jazz Showcase

The Tender Touch CD Release Party and Concert at the Jazz Showcase
Saxophonist, Al Smith and Pianist, Genieve Smith grace the cover of the album.
Pianist, Willie Pickens and Saxophonist, Al Smith perform at the SMITHOLOGY Concert at the Jazz Showcase-Chicago.
Pianist, Willie Pickens, Bassist Larry Gray, Saxophonist, Al Smith, percussionist, Warren Smith and drummer, Leon Joyce Jr. light up the stage at the Jazz Showcase... SMITHOLOGY concert.
Pianist, Mike Logan, Saxophonist, Al Smith, Percussionist, Warren Smith Bassist, Larry Gray and Drummer, Leon Joyce Jr.
Musicans, fans, friends and family packed the Jazz Showcase to enjoy the SMITHOLOGY Concert. Musician's Mecca Crump and pianist, John Talmadge were in the club!
Pianist-composer, Aki Antonia reflects on the musical legacy of the Smith's at the SMITHOLOGY Concert.
"I was told by father, pianist, Paul Smith, that the Jazz Showcase club owner, Joe Segal used to listen to Al's father, my uncle, pianist-composer, Lloyd Smith at sessions held Roosevelt University, Chicago Musical College back in the day. It was also where my Aunt Geneive attended musical college as a prodigy with Dean Ganz. RU-CMC is my alumus as well. "
"It is interesting to see and hear the generations of music and feel the circle of life in this concert." This concert reminded me of the many musical concerts and sessions held at my grandfather's home; at my father's home and in my own home with the Smith's."
Bassist, Larry Gray, Percussionist, Warren Smith, Saxophonist, Al Smith, Pianist, Genivive Smith, Vocalist, Joyce, "Peaches" Faison, Pianist, vocalist, and producer, Mike Logan, Drummer Leon Joyce Jr. (Not pictured, Pianist, Willie Pickens).

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