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Tommy Smith

[United Kingdom] Scotland Edinburgh

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Award-winning Scottish saxophonist- composer-educator Tommy Smith is a creative force in improvised music performing in settings from solo to symphonic concerts and is one of Europeís leading musicians. He has recorded 30 solo albums as a leader for Blue Note Records, Linn and his own label Spartacus Records and worked with stars like Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, Arild Andersen, Trilok Gurtu and John Scofield. Tommy Smith is artistic director of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotlandís jazz course and holds three doctorates from Heriot-Watt, Glasgow Caledonian & Edinburgh Universities, a Professorship from the RCS, and an OBE from His Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. His album KARMA won him his 9th Scottish Jazz Award for album of the year, and he has received a UK Parliamentary Jazz Award for jazz education.