News

July 22, 2021

I am now selling the CD by Capt. John Royen’s New Orleans Rhythm. Please see my “Recordings” page for ordering information.

Next week I will be in St. Louis for a concert with bluesman Jontavious Willis, which will be broadcast in August. I have listened to quite a few of his recordings and he is the real deal! While in town, I will also be playing at Joe’s Cafe’ with Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys.

The first weekend in August, I will be playing at the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. in Davenport, Iowa. I am looking forward to working with the Mortonia Sextet, including some great musicians: Dave Kosmyna, cornet, co-leader; T.J. Muller, trombone; Dave Bennett, clarinet; Steve Pikal, bass; and one of the very best Jelly Roll Morton stylists: pianist Paul Asaro. In addition to co-leading the sextet, I will be playing some sets with Miss Jubilee and the Yas-Yas Boys, from St. Louis.

I am also anticipating a great weekend at the Redwood Coast Music Festival in Eureka, California (Oct. 1 – 3). There I will lead The Jazzologists and will also play sets with Pappy and Junior’s Western Swing All-Stars, Dan Walton and the Jump Swing Imperials and Swing Central.

The SYNCOPATED TIMES review of “Black Cat On The Fence” is boosting sales of the digital album on Bandcamp:

https://syncopatedtimes.com/hal-smiths-jazzologists-black-cat-on-the-fence/

“Black Cat on the Fence,” and the recordings by On The Levee Jazz Band, Swing Central, Sarah Spencer’s Global Ramblers and the Kris Tokarski Trio may still be heard on the SYNCOPATED TIMES radio network too:

https://www.syncopatedtimesradio.com/

https://halsmith.bandcamp.com/album/black-cat-on-the-fence

Please see my “Recordings” page for other albums which are now being played on TST Radio!

Best regards,
Hal