Stop by the Alachua Branch before the Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 14th to listen to holiday jazz performed by Dr. David Smith Jr. The concert begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 1:00 PM.
Dr. David L. Smith Jr. (born in Boynton Beach, Florida) is an American jazz trombonist, educator, and composer. Smith devotes his time to performing, educating, and composing jazz and classical music for a large audience ranging from elementary to college-level students. Born into a musical family at age 8, Smith became the drummer for his father’s church. His parents encouraged and supported his musical ambitions later. By age 12, he began his first formal music training on the trombone. By the age of 17, Smith became interested in jazz music. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Florida State University where he studied and earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies.