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Smith, Christo (Christopher Douglas)


Smith, Christo (Christopher Douglas), trombonist, tubist, arranger and composer; b. New Orleans, LA, 11 June 1968.

Smith was raised in Ann Arbor, MI, the oldest of 12 children, son of Bob Smith (b. 1/5/45), a jazz trombonist. Performs in all styles of jazz and is knowledgable about jazz history (he's an authority on J. J. Johnson). He tours with James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band.

Mr B. and The Bird of Paradise Orchestra (1994); The Bird of Paradise Orchestra:  Project X (1996); James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band: On The Road (1996); The Bird of Paradise Orchestra: Bingo! (1998)

C.D.S., J.J. Johnson. Online Trombone Journal, www.trombone.org, Dec. '97
He participated in an interview of Johnson: www.calvert.com/jj.html

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