loves to research music and has created a program to help us understand jazz. He
will demonstrate with a variety of recordings such as : Take the 'A' Train, Satin
Doll, Cute, Georgia on my Mind, It Don't Mean a Thing, Something's Wonderful,
Sweet Georgia Brown, Ain't Misbehavin',
Basin Street Blues, and Time After Time.
1)¬† St. Louis Blues (to demonstrate early blues music)
2)¬† Ain't She Sweet (to demonstrate stride piano
style as played by Judy Carmichael)
3)¬† Honeysuckle Rose (to demonstrate stride piano style as played by Ralph
4)¬† The Entertainer (to demonstrate ragtime as played by Billy Taylor and
5)¬† I Got Rhythm (to demonstrate¬†and early swing as played by the
Benny Goodman Quartet)
6)¬† Body and Soul (to demonstrate chord progressions by Billy Taylor and
to play the most popular jazz standard song as performed by Billie Holiday,
Coleman Hawkins and the Manhattan Transfer [vocal version].
7)¬† Nice Work If You Can Get It (to demonstrate improvisation by Billy
|Walt Smith and his music, a legend from Denver to Grand Junction.|
He has played at many events, private jazz parties, weddings, outdoor
concerts and jazz festivals. He is a classically trained pianist and started
playing at the age of eight.¬† Walt turned to Jazz and Swing in his college
days, and found it could earn him a living while going to school, and he never
-Walt & his trio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ59AJ_qoLM
The musical score for Leon Uris' Broadway production of "Ari" (the
Exodus story); the themes for the PBS television special "The Duke in
Bronze" - the story of the creation of the John Wayne statue by Harry
The Hotel Jerome - Aspen, Red Onion - Aspen, Aspen Highlands, The Tipple Room
at the Copper Kettle - Aspen, Ritz Carlton - Aspen, The Hotel Colorado -
Glenwood Springs, The Hilton - Grand Junction, Private Jazz Parties with such
notables as Art Van Damme, Carl Fontana, Phil Urso, Harry Allen, & Plas Johnson.
Festivals and Guests Appearances
Telluride Jazz Festival
Our Next White River TalkAbout, August 10th
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Topic Enhancement by:
Mort (retired) - Degrees in Mathematics and Physics, 30+ year career in
the US Air Force - reporter for Time and author of "Where We Are".
Rob -¬† B.A. in Political Science from
Valparaiso University, his Juris Doctorate,
Certificate in Environmental Law, from Pace University School of Law and is a
member of the Colorado Bar.
Jim - New York City and Meeker Colorado. ¬†Amherst College, Harvard Business School. ¬†Security Analyst 1967 to the present: (electronics, semiconductors, computers) with
Needham & Co LLC (a Wall Street investment banking firm) and Capital
Counsel LLC (an investment manager).