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History of Jazz---Free Jazz Concert
Friday November 7, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center Scout House
34 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
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Gather your friends and family and enter into the world of Jazz.

Timothy Smith, the instructor for The History of Jazz--Part I & Part II will assemble a FREE jazz concert for us to get a chance to test what we are learning.  (You may even hear the instructor himself play).   The group will perform some of interesting Jazz pieces from the late 1800's all the way to present day.  
Must have a reservation, but this is a free concert!

Instructor Bio


Timothy Smith received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray (KY) State University and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from George Mason University in Fairfax,VA. 

Mr. Smith has over fifteen years of public school teaching experience where his concert bands, marching bands and jazz bands consistently received top ratings.  He was recognized by his colleagues in 2001 when he received the First District Kentucky Music Educators Association Award for Middle School Music Teacher of the Year and by his students and their parents in 2007 when he received the Princeton City School District High School Teacher of the Year Award.  From 2001 through 2011 Mr. Smith served the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati Ohio as a band director, Director of Jazz Studies, and High School Music Department Head.

In addition to public school teaching Mr. Smith has taught athletic bands, brass methods courses, jazz bands, and music education courses at Murray State University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and George Mason University.  As a trumpet player Mr. Smith has performed with various regional and national orchestras and bands including the Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Community Orchestra and Lee's Junction Big Band in Cincinnati, OH and a national tour with the Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band. 

He is currently a member of the City of Fairfax (VA) Band Association where he plays with the City Band and Alte Kameraden German Band.  Mr. Smith served the Ohio Music Educators Association as District 14 Secretary/Treasurer and Honor Jazz Chair as well as serving the state as the Ohio All-State Jazz Chair in 2008 and 2011 and as Jazz Events Chair in 2011. 

Mr. Smith is an active freelance performer and clinician in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area where he lives with his wife Kristin and their dog Rosie.

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