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Keith Smith is a freelance guitarist in Calgary, Alberta. He leads the Keith Smith Trio, and is a resident member of The Amos Garret Jazz Trio, Lorna MacLachlin Quintet, the Penny Sanborn Trio and The Northern Lights Quartet. He also shows up in situations as diverse as The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Canadian premier of the Ainadamar Ensembles and Arias by Golijov recorded by CBC Radio 2 2008), Phil Dwyer's , Hugh Frazer's and Ross Taggart's performances for The Jazz Is Society of Alberta. He is frequently called for CBE music clinics and many guitar/vocal, guitar/bass duos.
Performance credits over the past several years include a 4-year stint with The Prime Time Big Band, appearances with Hugh Frazer, P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Ian McDougall, Ross Taggart, Charlie Austin, Amos Garrett, Bob Day, Cheryl Fisher, Mark Sonksen, Paul Wertico, and also the International Trumpet Guild Conference (2008), with luminaries such as Doc Severinsen, Allen Vizzutti, Walter White, Andrea Tofanelli, Ingrid Jensen and trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, Calgary Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider.
With the Northern Lights Quartet, he visited Mongolia in 2006, performing at the Ulaanbaatar Opera House, several night clubs in Ulaanbaatar and the Mongolian National Video Awards show on UBS television. In 2008 the visit was repeated and included the first gala concert held by the new Canadian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar and performances in Beijing, China including a concert at Peking University. The Altai Hangai – Northern Lights Quartet collaboration (nl4tet.ca) was born of this trip, and toured several Canadian cities in 2009.
Lessons are given by arrangement.
Eye of The Hurricane – Clanterra 2002
For Our Friends – Prime Time Big Band 2006 (Sands of Time)
Lorna MacLachlan –Two Trees 2007
Robert Young – In The Key Of Frank 2008
Shades of Blue – Clear Water Academy, Calgary 2008 (eng and perf)
Lorna MacLachlan - Telgraphy 2008
Tricia Edwards - Joy Spring 2009
Keith Smith Trio - Afterthought 2009
Altai Hangai – Northern Lights Quartet 2009
Mary Boyes – The Waters of March 2010 (prod and perf)
Lorna MacLachlan – Time 4 Change 2011
Deb Rasmussen/Keith Smith – Heart Wide Open 2011(eng, prod, perf)
- Mt. Royal University Arts Budget CutsWednesday, April 17, 2013
- 2013 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship AwardWednesday, April 17, 2013
- New I-94 Process for Artists Touring the United StatesTuesday, April 09, 2013
- Alden Lowrey, Trombone Band
- Alden Lowrey - Trombone - Red Deer College Teacher
- Jazz Crooner Robert Young Band