- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been performing professionally for almost 50 years.
Beginners will learn breathing and technique and play tunes.
Intermediate - technique, breath, tone and tunes
Advanced - including some theory, composition and interpretation
Each student has their own needs & interests - I try to cater to those.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Trombonist/vocalist/composer, Marc Smason has performed around the world with such luminaries as Big Joe Turner, Benny Green, Buddy Catlett, Schlomo Carlebach, the Funk Brothers, Carlos Santana, Andy Statman, Perry Robinson, Sam Shepard, Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, Sonny Simmons, Jeff Johnson and the Ivar's clams. His playing encompasses many styles including jazz, latin, free improv, klezmer and R&B.
Marc has taught private lessons and workshops throughout his career.
“Smason sounds like the kind of horn player who could walk into any date and acquit himself with distinction. That mastery goes beyond the surface; he seems to have a feel for many styles…”
David Dupont, Cadence
“Smason’s vocals...are at once dry and emotional, lending
a fresh, believable quality.”
Mike Dennis, Earshot
“And you can hear Smason’s Sinatra-like crooning…”
Roberta Penn, The Rocket
“An upbeat serving of great listening!”
Michael Guthrie, Victory Review