Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Smith, Christo (Christopher Douglas)
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)