Excellence Concert Series


Timpanogos Big Band
Classic dance tunes from the great era of swing


Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 8:30 pm


As a performer and band leader, Ray Smith is equally at home in either classical or jazzrelated styles and is adept at all five of the woodwind instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. He also performs and records frequently on the Yamaha WX7 Midi Electronic Wind Instrument and the AKAI E.W.I. and often plays recorders, pennywhistles, and other ethnic flutes in the recording studio. He has over 130 CD credits and has recorded on many film scores and television themes and jingles such as The Sandlot, Mi Familia, The Swan Princess, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ricky Lake Show, Buick, Chevy, etc., and many Canadian and German television and radio themes. Dr. Smith performs periodically with the Utah Symphony and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and is a regular with the Utah Saxophone Quartet and Q’d up, the BYU faculty jazz quintet.

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Excellence Concert Series

These free, monthly concerts are presented by the Library's Viridian Event Center and Excellence in the Community. Concerts are held the second Saturday of each month and feature artists local to Utah based on the premise that Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for bringing people together and enhancing communities.