Nate Smith on the Musician's Show

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tune in Wednesday evening from 6-9 PM to hear this week's edition of the Musician's Show, where we will be joined by drummer, composer, songwriter, and producer Nate Smith. Smith was born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia and came to the drum set at age 11. He was recruited by jazz vocalist Betty Carter to be a part of her Jazz Ahead program, alumni of which include Jason Moran, Cyrus Chestnut, and Jacky Terrasson. While attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University as a member of the Carpenter Fellowship Program, he met jazz bassist and composer Dave Holland. In 2003 he joined Holland’s Grammy award-winning Quintet and Big Band. Early in the following year, Smith joined saxophonist Chris Potter’s group Chris Potter Underground, and has recorded three albums with the ensemble. In addition, Smith has played or recorded with musicians such as Ravi Coltrane, Jose James, Nicholas Payton, John Pattituci, Adam Rogers, Regina Carter, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and Lionel Loueke. His latest project, Nate Smith + Kinfolk, has featured saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, bassist Fima Ephron, guitarists Matthew Stevens and Jeremy Most, and pianists Samora Pinderhughes and Kris Bowers. Be sure to tune in this Wednesday night!