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Wadada Leo Smith

  • Wadada Leo Smith: ‘Never Teach from the Book’

    Christian Wissmuller | October 26, 2021On the eve of his 80th birthday (December 18), celebrated trumpeter, composer, and educator Wadada Leo Smith sat down with JAZZed to discuss his life in music, approaches to teaching and learning, spirituality, philosophy, and hopes for the future. Smith has been a member of the AACM; co-founded the Creative Construction Company; was one of […] Read More...
  • United States Artists Names Wadada Leo Smith a 2021 USA Fellow

    Frank Hammel | February 3, 2021Noted composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has been named a 2021 USA Fellow by United States Artists. The award honors Smith’s creative accomplishments and supports his ongoing artistic and professional development. More details from United States Artists (unitedstatesartists.org): “We’re thrilled to include Wadada Leo Smith in our 2021 fellowship class,” says United States Artists’ Program Director Lynnette Miranda. “The […] Read More...
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