Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Arrive early for a special pre-show event: A conversation with Dr. Lonnie Smith and the Art of Cool co-founder Cicely Mitchell.
7pm, Room 3222, Talley Student Union
With a career spanning over five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. Earlier this year, he returned to the Blue Note label with the release of Evolution – a wildly acclaimed album that again demonstrates that Doc is a master of foot-tapping grooves, sophisticated harmonic voicings and indelible melodicism.
On June 13, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Dr. Smith has been named as one of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz.