Anchor of the London hot jazz community, master trad jazz clarinet player Giacomo Smith teach you some of the fundamentals of a swinging clarinet sound, as defined by Sidney Bechet, Artie Shaw, and Woody Herman. Appropriate for intermediate/advanced clarinet players.
Born in Italy, Giacomo grew up in upstate New York. He picked up jazz very early on account of his mother’s great affinity for Dave Brubeck. Piano lessons at 5, clarinet at 10, saxophone at 12. At each stage along the way, he developed a deeper interest in classical and jazz music.
At university, Giacomo followed the classical performance path. He completed a Bachelor’s of Music at Boston University in 2009 and a Master’s Degree at McGill University in 2011, both in classical clarinet performance. From there, he moved to London to work in Boston University London Programmes’ administrative office. His days were spent at the computer and nights learning the London scene at places like the Nightjar, The Haggerston, Ronnie Scott’s. Now you can hear him regularly in London with Kansas Smitty’s House Band.
SAT FEB 23 | $40, $35 MEMBERS