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Jason Smith

Jason Smith is one of Cleveland’s most versatile trombonists. He has performed with many diverse groups including Opera Cleveland, the Blossom Festival Band, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Firelands Symphony and Ashland Symphony. He also has an extensive background in jazz, having performed with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and recorded with Sam River’s Rivbea Orchestra and the Grammy nominated Dan McMillion Groovin’ High Jazz Orchestra. He has performed at several European jazz festivals, including Montreux, Switzerland, Umbria, Italy, and Veinne, France. Jason was a finalist in the Larry Wiehe solo competition, sponsored by the International Trombone Association and a first prize winner in the Tuesday Musical Competition in Akron, OH. He was also guest soloist with Cleveland Chamber Winds, performing Jean Fracaix’s Concerto for Trombone and Winds. Jason received a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from the University of South Florida. Currently he is teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland State University and with the Preparatory Division at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

October 18, 2017

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]



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