Bassist Christy Smith is a Professional Musician, Composer, Arranger, Teacher. Graduated with Bachelor of Music Degree from California University Fullerton, USA. Currently based in Singapore.
Idiewild School of Music & The Arts, Compton High School Marching Band, Dance Band & Orchestra Louis Thomas / Director; 1972-1977: Communicative Artist: Big Band under Troy Robinson, Henry Grant’s Big Band, Battle of Bands Production Band Hollywood Bowl, Live Recording – Custom Fidelity Records: 1973 Bob McDonald / Director, Pat Williams /Guest Conductor, 1974 Bob McDonald / Director, Mercer Ellington / Guest Conductor; 1977: Performed at FESTAC, The 2nd Annual Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria with “The Creative Musicians” Troy Robinson of The Watts Towers, L.A, California / Conductor, John Outterbridge/Director, Highlight Performance with Stevie Wonder, Fela and the African 70’; 1978: Toured Europe with C.S.U. Fullerton Symphony Orchestra, Keith Clark / Conductor, Performed at The Musique Vierine, Vienna; Estahazy Palace, Eisenstadt: Gratz & Salzburg, Austria; Lake on Rigi, Lucerne; Montreux & Geneva, Switzerland; London & Liverpool, England; Performing works were “The Firebird Suite”/ Igor Stravinsky “Three Places in New England” by Charles Ives, “Candide Overture” by Leonard Bernstein & Dvorak’s “9th’ New World Symphony”
1980 – 1982: Member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Keith Clark / Conductor, Performing concerts with artists such as Anna Moffo, Sarah Vaughn, Jerome Rose & Leonard Pennario, also Carmen Dragon as Guest Conductor. Performed with the University Symphony Orchestra Aaron Copeland / Conductor. Performed works were “Appalachian Sprint” & “Billy The Kid Suite” by Aaron Copeland. Performed in the Combo & Big Band on the “Tropicale”. Carnival Cruise Lines. 1982 -1992: Helped form band called Phuntaine with Eddie” Gip” Noble,Gerald Pania, Joshua Sclaire working ail over Southern California. Member of Ray & The Idols / Ramone & The LA Band. Formed Power Trio Band & freelanced until arrival in Singapore.
SINGAPORE ENGAGEMENTS 1993 to Current: Performed with Charly & The Eddie Green Trio at the Somerset’s Bar, Westin Hotel. ,: M.C. and In-House Bassist with Chromazone for HARRY;S INTERNATIONAL, performing with artists including Wynton Marsialles, Ernie Watts, Eric Marienthal, Spiro Gym Teramasu Hino, Paul Jackson Jr. Eric McCain Jeremy Monteiro and many more. Actively involved in many projects including Recording Sessions, Television, National Arts Council events, International Festivals, School and Higher Education Programs. Currently teaching Double Bass at Bass Guitar at the National University of Singapore , United World South East Asia and Lasalle College of the Arts. Performing and Harry’s International Quayside 6nights a week. 2010:Jeremy Monteiro &friends with Chinese Orchestra, J.M. & friends perform in Beijing celebrating 20 years of Singapore and China Relations September,2010
RECORDINGS, MOVIES, TELEVISION. COMMERCIALS & OTHER PROJECTS
1974: “At The Storefront”, a PBS weekly program hosted by Paul Winfield on Channel 28, performed as of the Communicative Artists. “Focus”, a program on Channel 4, highlighting the Communicative Artists, Academy of Compton
1978:California State University Fullerton Symphony Orchestra records including Beethoven’s “9th Symphony”, Live at The Little Theatre.
1984: “Buffalo Bill Show” Prime time television program, starring Dabney Coleman featuring Esther Phillips.
1985: “Jojo Dancer Your Life Is Calling”, a motion picture starring Richard Pryor .:CD Michael Veerapen entitled “Pictures” on Scat Records. CD with Mark Chan entitled “Nature Boy”, released in Japan by Sound Asia, Producer Norihiko Yamanuki.
1998 RELEASE of my cd the ”Time Is Now Sessions“ featuring Keith Loftis. Recorded in Singapore. Many commercial recordings with Songzu. Local and international artist. Always involved with international festivals in Singapore MOZAIC the most rescent march 2007
MUSICIANS & OTHER ARTISTS PERFORMED WITH (NOT ALREADY MENTIONED)
|George Bohannon||Ed Blackwell||James Newton|
|Charlie Haden||Sonship Theus||Oscar Brashear|
|Esther Philips||Tisha Cambell||H.B.Bamum|
|Don Cherry||Redd Foxx||Billy Higgins|
|Carl Burnett||Ernie Andrews||Charles McPherson|
|Harold Land||Eddie Harries||Barbara McNair|
|Alphonse Mouzon||Algela Teek||Sam Fletcher|
|Della Reese||Monyungo Jackson||Bernard Igner|
|Billy Childs||Ndugu Chancellor||Reggle Andrews|
|Pat Williams||EMPD DAS I’FX||Larry Farrow|
|Pharcyde||David Li & Love Li||Marla Gibbs|
|Fela Anikulapo Kuti||Garnett Brown||Keiko Lee|
|Steve Thornton||Sarah Vaughn||James Moody|
|Jeremy Monteiro||Judy Roberts||Eldee Young|
|Redd Holt||Oscar Seaton Jr.||James Carter|
|Keith Loftis||Bill Paxton||Nate Morgan|
|Fritz Wise||John Beasley||Wynton Marsielles|
|Bob James||Stevie Wonder||Buck Clarke|
|O’donnel Levy||Gip Noble||Azar Lawrence|
|Michael Stanton||Louis Pragassam||Dwight Dickerson|
|Ron Jefferson||Richard Davis||Ron Muldrow|
|Darryl Moore||Dwight Tribble||Jon Williams|
|Romllee||Eli Digibri||Dave Samuels|
|Aaron Goldberg||Greg GLASSMAN||Dave Weckl|
|Russel Ferrante||Randy Brecker||Ernie Watts|
|James Carter||Gabriel Hernandez||Reberta Gambarini|
|Underground Railroad||Alex Foster|