Dallas Smith Band will perform at McFadden Plaza on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, I began my musical studies in the 6th grade on a song flute and he studied clarinet with George Cardino through high school. A scholarship student at Florida State University, I studied with Harry Schmidt until I took a year abroad to study languages in Germany. Once there, I remained abroad, spending one year in Germany and subsequent years in Sweden and Afghanistan. During these years, three critical musical milestones occurred for me: I began playing the flute, moved over to the jazz world, and began my love affair with East Indian Classical music on the Bansuri, the bamboo flute. Upon returning to the U.S. after over three years abroad, I moved to San Rafael, CA, to study with Indian Music masters Ali Akbar Khan and G.S. Sachdev, and jazz saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis.
You can read more about Dallas on his website at mazerandsmith.com/dallas-smith