Archive for November 10th, 2015

Preston Smith – Beneath The Surface

BeneathTheSurfaceTrumpeter Preston Smith, a resident of Houston, teaches band and music at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. While in Louisiana Preston began to record and play professionally there and throughout Texas, Alabama, and Florida. He recorded his first solo album, One Night Stand, at Word of Mouth Studio in New Orleans. Smith also recorded and toured with Jive Train, a funk R&B group, as well as appearing with the R&B band, Coffee, featuring Ernest Scott on the TV show, Louisiana Jukebox. In the Cool, his second solo album was released in 2003, and several of his originals were featured on the “Hammond Toast to the Arts” CD, and on the Strawberry Jam Toast to the Arts Festival compilation album.

After brief stint as co-owner of SugaCane’s Jazz ‘n Blues restaurant and club in Hammond, Louisiana, Smith moved to Houston to become a high school administrator. In 2012, Smith again turned to his horn and music in earnest. He recorded a 3 song CD called In the Pocket, and started performing throughout the Houston area. Smith plays on a Phaeton Matte Black PHT-XP45 Bb trumpet, and a Phaeton Gloss Black Onyx PHTF-2650 flugelhorn. His recent CD Beneath The Surface is available on all major markets including itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, cdbaby, and other online sales sites. A smooth jazz session with: Preston Smith – Trumpet/Flugelhorn,Dean James – Alto Saxophone (courtesy of Silhouette Records),John Lyons – Soprano, Tenor, & Bari Saxophone, Andre Hayward – Trombone, Don Lott– Guitar, Cory James – Piano, Gerrond Thomas – Bass and John Fontenot – Drums. Buy it at CDBaby.