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Breeze Smith plays drums, percussion, and is an instrument designer/builder, sound sculptor and educator.
Performing solo and ensemble formats in Europe and the U.S. with: Dwight Trible, Billy Childs, Nicole Mitchell, David Ornette Cherry and many other musical artists.
Smith studied Ethnomusicology, facilitated workshops and sound guided meditations with a myriad of gongs, singing bowls and eclectic percussion.
Improvising with modern dance and movement artists, among them, his wife, Cheryl Banks-Smith, famed dancer with Sun Ra, Peter Kowald, Cecil Taylor and Dianne McIntyre.
He was the guest artist at the Captial University Music Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. Performing on 5 Breezemuse sound sculptures, which led to individual commissioned sculptures.
Recordings: solo, “SightSoundingBackDrops+8” of which 2 tracks used for independent films. 3 projects with his brother, Stan Smith – “Pathways” “Silent Memory” & “Tadashi’s Room”
[…] (with Kristian Aspelin, Paul Pellegrin, and myself), Moonville (Haskel Joseph, Darryl Tewes, and Breeze Smith), and the Scott Heustis Trio (Scott, Breeze, and Tony Green). The plan is for each trio to record a […]