Marc Smason & Better World

Marc Smason & Better World

 Tacoma, Washington, USA
BandJazzWorld

Lively jazz and latin tunes for trombone, voices and rhythm.

Biography

Trombonist/vocalist/composer, Marc Smason learned, from his mother, to sing as a young child in Texas and studied classical and jazz trombone in Seattle and Los Angeles with Ken Cloud, Stu Dempster, Julian Priester & Slide Hampton. Voice with Jay Clayton (jazz), Yo Jin Chong (Korean) & Ki Wasitodipuro (Javanese). He has performed around the world with such luminaries as Big Joe Turner, the Funk Brothers, Andy Statman, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Hadley Caliman, Jeff Johnson, Eyvind Kang, Marc Graham, Baby Gramps and the Ivar's Clams. His playing encompasses many styles including jazz, latin, free improv, klezmer and R&B.

Discography

You're my Thrill - Changes Music
'Smusic - Changes Music
A Better World - Changes Music

Set List

Nature Boy Come on Home - blues Long Ago and Far away Just One Of Those Things A Beautiful Friendship A Child is Born Agua de Beber
Almost Like Being In Love
Big Boss Man
Come Fly With Me
two or three 1 hour sets usually originals & standards