Silver Trumpet

The Harvard University Department of Music Presents:
Revolutionary Fire-Love: A Sonic Odyssey in Search of Democracy and Humanity's Rights
April 20 2024
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Wadada Leo Smith’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Blue Trumpet
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet
Ten Freedom Summers
November 1, 2014
Onassis Cultural Center
Athens, Greece

November 28 – December 1, 2023

Nashville, Tennessee

Wadada Leo Smith at Blair School of Music Residency

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

September 17, 2023

Potsdam, Germany

Jason Moran and Wadada Leo Smith: Counterpointing Armstrong

DAS MINSK, Potsdam, Germany

September 8–11, 2023

New York City

Wadada Leo Smith: America Transformed

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

March 3–5, 2022

Washington, DC

Wadada in Residency at Georgetown Day School. Lecture, workshop and Concert performance of a new work commissioned by GDS.

Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Chicago, IL

Wadada’s Winter from Four Symphonies, world premiere Performed by Ithaca College School of Music Percussion Ensemble directed by Dr Mike Truedell. Lived stream from Ithaca College.

Also, the Percussion Ensemble’s performance of Winter will be re-broadcast as part of the Necessary Noise Festival in New Jersey in August.

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

April 10–May 15, 2021

New York City

Wadada in residency at the New School NYC.
A five weeks residency focusing on Winter from Four Symphony for ensemble.

The New School, New York, NY

June 10–13, 2021

Leicester, VT

Wadada residency, New Music at the Point
The JACK Quartet will perform String Quartet no. 13th at the Vermont Jazz Festival.

New Music On The Point, 1361 Hooker Road, Leicester, VT 05733

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Chicago, IL

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sessions Episode 21: World Premiere of Wadada Leo Smith’s Delta Blues

Premieres on Thursday, June 10, 2021
Available through Friday, July 9, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Cambridge, MA

Elson Lecture at Harvard: Wadada Leo Smith

Harvard University Department of Music, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, October 16, 2021

San Francisco, CA

Wadada Leo Smith Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk with video artist Jesse Gilbert

Other Minds Festival, San Francisco, CA

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Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Smith will receive the Vision Festival’s annual award on June 21, 2022. Mr. Smith joins a venerable pantheon of FreeJazz pioneers in receiving the Vision Festival…

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Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2019 at The Kitchen in NYC “The trumpeter’s meditation on the legacy of civil rights and the heroism of Rosa Parks is formally inventive…

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At Big Ears 2019, Wadada Leo Smith applies his beautiful, vulnerable trumpet tone to his solo 2017 set, an eight-piece reflection on Thelonious Monk that includes four originals and…

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Boldly original trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Wadada Leo Smith has topped three categories in DownBeat Magazine’s 65th Annual Critics Poll: Jazz Artist, Trumpet and Jazz Album (for America's National…

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