And he's never stopped. The son of the late drummer Frank Snr, he has played rock and pop, appeared on over albums and helmed three great Kiwi jazz bands: Dr Tree , Space Case and Jazzmobile. Q: Congratulations on 50 years of playing. Do you remember that first time you played in public? A: Yeah, my dad had been teaching me informally since I was about 6, it was rote learning and not reading. We played a duet at the Auckland Town Hall.
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He is recognised in the international Jazz community as an icon and fantastic player. He is one musician who could play with any jazz group in the world and has shown his ability to play in any genre due to his wonderful feel, outstanding technique, and great empathy. All of this has given Frank a very successful career. Currently he is endorsing Yamaha drums, Paiste Cymbals, and Promark sticks in which he has his own signature drumstick. Recently, Frank has kept busy playing overseas festivals and clubs such as the Melbourne Festival and Bennett's Lane, playing the occasional gig in LA with long time friends Putter Smith and Alan Broadbent, playing the usual local festivals, music in parks and gigs, tutoring in jazz at Massey University, and running drum clinics and his private drum tutoring practice. He writes a regular column for New Zealand Musicians Magazine. During the 70's and 80's many overseas jazz acts visited our shores and Frank along with Andy Brown, Murray McNabb and Phil Broadhurst were recruited as the core rhythm sections. About Us — Contact.
Brian Smith is a legendary figure in New Zealand Jazz, achieving career highs that few others attain. Normally artists of this stature settle overseas and are seldom seen after that. Not so long ago he formed a quintet and since then he has been performing at venues around town. While Smith is a regular at the CJC, this is the first time that we have seen the current quintet in action.