Marvin “Smitty” Smith - what is he doing now

Tigerdrummer

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The copper snare thread below got me thinking of him and wondering what he is doing now musically. Does anyone know? Great drummer and seems like a nice guy.
 

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I wonder that too, from time to time. I studied with him right before he left for LA for the Tonight Show - really nice guy.
 

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I would venture to guess Marvin is trying to stay safe in these Covid times. I don't think any new recordings or group things have surfaced due to the virus. Let's pray the World gets a cure.
 

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I ran into "Smitty" some years ago at Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood. I had just picked up a Pearl catalog and asked Smitty for his autograph. He was playing with the Tonight Show band at the time, using Pearl drums. We chatted for a few minutes. A really nice guy...and great drummer!

-Mark
 

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He was doing a regular jazz jam at The Parker Room in Hollywood with Jacques Lesure every Tuesday night for a few months last couple years.
 

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He'd been out with Kevin Eubanks, among others. I caught him in DC a year or so back.
 

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