Trumpets TP608 and TP610S
Kent Smith was
born in Minot, ND and raised in Willmar, MN.
His passion for music began at a young age when his father used to play
the recordings of the legendary jazz pianist, Fats Waller. Mr. Smith felt the complex rhythms and the
mosaic chord structure and knew it offered far more than what he was hearing on
top 40 radio. He studied piano and
trumpet with a youthful enthusiasm knowing his future had been determined. Mr. Smith started his college degree at
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire studying under Dominick Spera. He completed his studies at Indiana
University where he had the incomparable guidance and teaching from legendary
trumpet Prof. William Adam.
Making his home
in the New York area, Mr. Smith soon became an in demand studio player as well
as a performer on many live shows. He has written for and recorded with Bob
Dylan, Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Sergio Mendes, Sheryl
Crow, and many others. He has been heard
on hundreds of TV shows and commercials. He can currently be heard on themes
for ABC Nightline, Monday Night Football, and The View.
Smith's most notable association has been his tenure with the Rolling
Stones. Since 1994 he has toured the
world with the band 4 times.