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Dr. Lonnie Smith


Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center

A legendary master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith has been hailed as a musical icon. His unpredictable, insatiable musical taste illustrates that no genre is safe. Jazz Times playfully describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban,” while the Chicago Times gushed, “When organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith sits down at the Hammond B-3, it’s all about soul. Not speed, not flash, not tricky riffs – just hard-core, deep-down feeling. …”

“Jazz is American classical,” says Smith. “And this music is a reflection of what’s happening at the time. … The organ is like the sunlight, rain and thunder. … it’s all the worldly sounds to me!”

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Maryland State Arts Council   FSU Foundation  City of FrostburgMid Atlantic Arts Foundation

This engagement of Dr. Lonnie Smith is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. CES is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The CES 60th Anniversary season is supported in part by the City of Frostburg and the FSU Foundation.

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