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 Parks on Cuneiform.) A group of 155 international critics from organizations including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune Read More
The Hammer Museum at UCLA has announced the recipients of its Made In L.A. 2016 Mohn Awards. Among the recipients is jazz trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith, who received the Museum's Career Achievement Award. Read More
Downbeat, November 2016 Cover Story / Wadada Leo Smith: National Treasure
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced that the boldly original composer, trumpeter and Pulitzer Finalist Wadada Leo Smith has been named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist. Smith is one of twenty-one awardees appointed in recognition of their creative vitality and ongoing contributions to the fields of dance, jazz and theater.
“To receive the prestigious Doris Duke Artist… Read More