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The Craig Handy Quartet featuring Marvin “Smitty” Smith

December 22, 2023 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM PST

The Craig Handy Quartet featuring Marvin “Smitty” Smith

His distinctive sound and authentic instrumental prowess were redoubtable traits immediately noticed by artists of stature, especially those committed to nurturing new talent on the bandstand and road. Handy moved to New York in 1986 and began several associations with formidable artists including master drummers Art Blakey and Roy Haynes, South African melodist Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. During a Mingus Dynasty engagement, one audience member – none other than an impressed Bill Cosby – approached Handy and eventually invited him to be the featured soloist in his sitcom’s music theme for 1989-90’s “The Cosby Show”.



December 22, 2023
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM PST
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