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Malcolm Earle Smith

Trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Earle Smith is one of the most versatile jazz musicians in the UK. He has a love a deep understanding of many kinds of jazz from the 1920s to the present day and as an educator has a passionate to share the rich tradition of jazz with young musicians. As a trombonist he has played with NYJO, Kenny Baker, John Dankworth, Henry Lowther, Liam Noble and Bryan Ferry to name a few. He released his first acclaimed album, "Lyric Trombone" in 1996. He is a distinctive vocalist and one of the most exciting scat singers around. 'Vocal Intent', his first purely vocal album, is to be released in Spring 2022. Malcolm is a highly experienced and respected educator. He was for many years professor of jazz trombone at the Guildhall School of Music, and since 2005, been lecturer in jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. His work here includes teaching, trombone, voice, jazz history and directing the 'Fletcher Henderson Project.'


‘An electrifying vocal performance that is completely captivating’ Nick Lea, Jazzviews.

'A splendid performance, full of life-energies' Michael Steinman, Jazzlives

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


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Louis Armstrong
trumpet and vocals
Chet Baker
trumpet and vocals
Jack Teagarden
Ornette Coleman
saxophone, alto
J.J. Johnson
Jimmy Knepper
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic

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