Trumpet – Waterford
Detroit based trumpeter, composer, and arranger Jimmy Smith is among the most sought after musicians in the Midwest. He holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music, and is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music as well as Wayne State University. Also a music educator, Jimmy has held numerous artists in residence positions in the NYC public schools, and is a certified music teacher in Michigan. Jimmy is currently an instructor at DIME Detroit.
Jimmy is a member of The Woodward Horns and The Will Sessions Band. An active freelance musician, he has performed with a number of regional and national artists/acts, including The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Verve Pipe, Alexander Zonjic, Mitch Ryder, Stewart Francke, Jill Jack, Karen Newman, Melvin Davis, Pat Lewis, Johnnie Bassett, The Paul Keller Orchestra, Ben Sharkey, Nicole New and Bobby Murray. Jimmy recently released his third album “Motion” as a co-leader of the Hughes/Smith Quintet.