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Announcing a new Meetup for Olympia Jazz Central!
What: Marc Smason and A Better World @ the Royal
When: Monday, June 10,[masked]:00 PM
Where: The Royal Lounge
311 Capitol Way North Bring your friends!
Olympia, WA 98501
Marc Smason will visit the Monday night music lounge with his group, A Better World. The band plays fusion, bebop, vocal ballads, Latin and R&B and will include some of our local friends.
Marc Smason -trombone and vocals
Craig Hoyer - keyboard
Steve Luceno -bass
Michael Olson - percussion
Layra Oviedo -vocals and guitar
$5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by www.olympiajazzcentral.com
As a child in Texas, his mother, taught Marc to sing. He studied classical and jazz trombone in Seattle and in Los Angeles with Stu Dempster (and dijeridu), Julian Priester, Ken Cloud & Slide Hampton. Voice with Jay Clayton (jazz), Yo Jin Chong (Korean) & Ki Wasitodipuro (Javanese).
Marc has performed throughout the world with such luminaries as the Funk Brothers, Baby Gramps, Big Joe Turner, Carlos Santana, Eddie Henderson, Type A, Andy Statman, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Jeff Johnson and the Ivar's Clams.
his playing encompasses many styles including jazz, latin, klezmer and r&b.