Louis Smith Quintet

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Edward Louis Smith, 20 May 1931, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Smith began playing trumpet at the start of his teenage years, subsequently playing in the Manassas High School Band before attending Tennessee State University where he studied music. While at TSU he was a member of the Tennessee State Collegians, performing with them at Carnegie Hall in New York City. From Tennessee, he went to the University of Michigan, studying trumpet and revelling in the opportunity to play for or with visiting... Read more