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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.

Recordings:
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)

Bibliography:
Websites:
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

Contact information:
http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/2418
cdsmith@umich.edu

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