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Celebrating 100 Years of Yusef Lateef
Presented by Matt Smiley (bass) and Heath Walton (woodwinds)
with Ben Markley (piano) and Alejandro Castano (drums)

Throughout his 60 year career, Yusef Lateef was a sideman, band leader, recording artist, composer, arranger, philosopher, author, educator and more. As a virtuosic reed player, he mastered almost ten different reed instruments from across the globe.

Matt Smiley is a bassist and composer based in Colorado’s Front Range. He has performed in a variety of musical situations including classical music, gospel, rock, funk, bluegrass, jazz, free improvisation, and 20th/21st century music.

Heath Walton studied with some of the greatest saxophonists and musicians alive, such as George Garzone, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, Jean-Michel Pilc, Brian Lynch, Tony Moreno, and Ralph Alessi to name a few.

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The Gift of Jazz: Celebrating 100 Years of Yusef Lateef

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