Jazz Night featuring Lee Smith
February 22@8:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST
Jazz Night is an all-inclusive evening featuring:
Tickets: All reserved table seating
$45 member | $55 non-member | $25 student with paying adult
Seats are assigned in order of purchase. Please make seating requests at that time — we will do our best to accommodate you. Reception and Museum admission are included in the ticket price. Advance registration is required.
8:30–10 PM: Hors d’oeuvre reception and open galleries. Hearty appetizers and desserts presented by Havana Catering. Refreshments are provided.
8:30–10:30 PM: Concert with one intermission
Lee W. Smith is an American-born bassist, born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is the father of celebrated bass great, Christian McBride. Lee is self-taught on the electric and upright bass. His background of formal music study and education was a major asset to this transition. He transferred his knowledge of music theory from the trumpet to the bass. For over 30 years, Lee has worked with numerous jazz greats including Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Golson, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie, Cedar Walton, Donald Harrison, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Greg Osby, Roberta Flack, Sonny Fortune, Odean Pope, Billy Hart, and Sonny Murray. Lee worked with Philadelphia piano great Trudy Pitts for almost a decade. He also performs with the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia under the direction of Terell Stafford.