Ches Smith is an American musician whose primary instruments are drums,
percussion, and vibraphone. He writes and performs music in a wide variety of
contexts, including solo percussion, experimental rock bands, and small and large jazz
Smith has performed with Good For Cows, Marc Ribot, Theory of Ruin, Mr. Bungle,
Secret Chiefs 3, Xiu Xiu, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Carla Bozulich, Beat Circus,
Sean Hayes, Ben Goldberg, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Ara Anderson and Fred Frith.
He has also recorded and performed a full-length album of his own solo percussion
pieces entitled Congs For Brums (2006)