All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Howie Smith

Results for "Howie Smith"

Advanced search options

Howie Smith

A virtuoso saxophonist and composer, Howie Smith does not easily fit into a single category. As a performer he has worked with musicians, organizations and composers as diverse as Lester Bowie, John Cage, the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Dresser, Mike Nock, Elvis Presley, Vernon Reid, Double Bass Drum, and the Tone Road Ramblers. His recorded performances range from the big bands of Phil Wilson and Frank Mantooth to the Australian quartet Jazz Co/op to saxophone concertos by Edward Miller, Salvatore Martirano and David Baker. He has also presented numerous concerts and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Australia. His catalogue of compositions includes works for conventional big bands and combos; for string, wind and percussion ensembles; for electronics; and for mixed media

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Morgan: Blue Is More Than a Color

Read "Blue Is More Than a Color" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If nothing else, bassist-composer Dave Morgan's album, Blue Is More Than a Color, affirms that big-band jazz is alive and well in the Akron, Ohio, area. Perhaps more than coincidentally, Morgan's large and well-drilled ensemble plies its trade on a regular basis at Akron's Blu Jazz Club whose patrons may presumably hear previews of the seven ...

Howie Smith / Mike Nock: Opal Dream

Label: Open Blue Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Through a Window; Ever Distant; Landscape; Sail; The Magic Garden; To Be, Ornette, To Be; Rag(ged) Time; Shadow Dancers; Opal Dream; Counterclockwise; Earrational Number; Fallen Angel; Reflections/Refractions/Then Silence; Wayne’s Whorl; Yin-Yang; Jamaican Rhumb; He’s Gone.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Matt Marshall’s Best Releases of 2013

Read "Matt Marshall’s Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak (ACT) Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi One (RareNoise) Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM) Joe Lovano Us Five Cross Culture (Blue Note) KAZE Tornado (Circum-Libra) Ketil Bjørnstad La notte (ECM) Howie Smith/Mike Nock Opal Dream ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

2013 Tri-C JazzFest: Cleveland, OH, April 19 - 27, 2013

Read "2013 Tri-C JazzFest: Cleveland, OH, April 19 - 27, 2013" reviewed by Matt Marshall

34th Annual Tri-C JazzFest ClevelandCleveland, OHApril 19-April 27, 2013There was a determined effort by Tri-C JazzFest Managing Director Terri Pontremoli to give this year's event more of a festival atmosphere than it has perhaps enjoyed in years past. For starters, many of the outlying venues, such as the East Cleveland library, a regular ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Howie Smith / Mike Nock: Opal Dream

Read "Howie Smith / Mike Nock: Opal Dream" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Although their paths didn't cross until 1988, when they first met and performed together in Sydney, Australia, saxophonist Howie Smith and pianist Mike Nock are both important figures in the development of jazz Down Under. Nock, a native of New Zealand, returned to Australia in 1985 after working 25 years in the U.S. with ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12

Read "Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Days 1-5 | Days 6-12 33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest ClevelandCleveland, OhioApril 16-29, 2012 Chapter Index April 24: Ernie Krivda's Thunder From the Heartland April 25: Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts April 26: The Jack DeJohnette Group April 27: David Sanborn Trio / Trombone Shorty April 28: Diana Krall April ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012

Read "Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Dave Morgan & Friends40th Annual Lakeland Jazz FestivalKirtland, OHFebruary 24, 2012On the opening night of the 40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival, bassist Dave Morgan gathered a host of friends and treated Northeast Ohioans to a rare performance of his The Way of the Sly Man (Being Time, 2010). The piece, based ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 8-10

Read "Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 8-10" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 8-10 32th Annual Tri-C JazzFest ClevelandCleveland, OhioApril 28-May 8, 2011 Chapter Index May 4: Robert Glasper Trio May 5: TCJF SoundWorks with Benny Golson and Ndugu Chancler May 6: Will Bernard / Dr. Lonnie Smith / Medeski Martin & Wood

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 1-3

Read "Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2011: Days 1-3" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 8-10 32th Annual Tri-C JazzFest ClevelandCleveland, OhioApril 28-May 8, 2011 Like most jazz festivals, the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, now in its 32nd year, features a fair share of tributes to jazz legends. Slated this time around were tributes to usual suspects Miles ...


ENGAGE

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Greenleaf Music.

Contest Guidelines

Publisher's Desk

Oh happy day... we're building a more perfect AAJ! Read on.

MORE POSTS

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.