News

Jan. 16, 2021

I just returned from a marathon trip: recording session in New Orleans and four engagements in Austin with the wonderful pianist Floyd Domino.
At the end of the month I will return to Austin to play a double; with Sammy’s Satin Sounds at Central Market-Westgate and a late-night club date with Dan Walton at the Carousel Lounge.

At least one of my recent recording projects is due to be released soon. I will post details here as soon as the album is available. Otherwise, February is shaping up to be a fairly busy month with a festival and assorted engagements (and long-distance drives)!

I can hardly wait to play at the 2022 Jazz Bash By The Bay in Monterey, California in March. I am especially looking forward to playing on a reunion of the New El Dorado Jazz Band and also a tribute to Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz Band with a hand-picked ensemble of great Traditional Jazz musicians.
Reminder: Festival badges are available for purchase via PayPal. If you will be attending the festival, please visit the JBBTB website and consider becoming a sponsor!

https://jazzbashmonterey.com/

Please be sure to check out Hal Smith’s Jazzologists most recent digital album on BANDCAMP: https://halsmith.bandcamp.com/album/i-scream-you-scream-everybody-wants-ice-cream

Best regards,

— Hal