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Marc Smason

Trombonist/vocalist/composer, Marc Smason learned to sing as a child in Texas and studied classical trombone in Seattle and Los Angeles with Stu Dempster, Julian Priester, Ken Cloud & Slide Hampton. Voice with Jay Clayton (jazz), Yo Jin Chong (Korean) & Ki Wasitodipuro (Javanese). B.F.A. - California Institute of the Arts and a member of International Federation of Musicians - local 76-493. Marc has taught private lessons and workshops throughout his career. He has performed around the world with such luminaries as the Funk Brothers, Benny Green, Baby Gramps, Andy Statman, Big Joe Turner, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Jeff Johnson and the Ivar's clams. His playing encompasses many styles including jazz, latin, klezmer and R&B.



Performance / Tour

Trombonist Marc Smason's Performance Dates

Trombonist Marc Smason's Performance Dates

Source: All About Jazz

Alfonse Somebody & the Jr. Detectives (aka Marc Smason)

Mondays 9-11 pm with Greg Glassman - guitar Diane Peterson - reeds Michael Barnett - bass

Ugly Mug (Great coffee & food!) 11425 Rainier S. Renton 206 772-3751

Wednesday June 18 4-6 pm Michael Barnett - bass Diane Peterson - reeds

Columbia City Farmer's Market Columbia Plaza ...

"Smason sounds like the kind of horn player who could walk into any date and acquit himself with distinction. That mastery goes beyond the surface; he seems to have a feel for many styles..." —David Dupont, Cadence "Smason’s vocals...are at once dry and emotional, lending a fresh, believable quality." —Mike Dennis, Earshot "And you can hear Smason’s Sinatra-like crooning..." —Roberta Penn, The Rocket

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


BFA - Music Cal-Arts Valencia, CA Private students & leading school ensembles/workshops.

Louis Armstrong
trumpet and vocals
Jack Teagarden
John Coltrane


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Mambo de Gente

Changes Music - Marc Samson


A Better World

Self Produced



Chet Baker
trumpet and vocals
Charlie Parker
saxophone, alto
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic

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