Bill Smith

full name William Overton Smith

b. September 22, 1926, Sacramento, California

with Darius Mihaud at Mills College 1946

with Roger Sessions at University of California, Berkeley; BA 1950, MA 1952

Paris Conservatory 1952-53

Juilliard Institute 1957-58

Professor (Emeritus), and Director of the Contemporary Group, University of Washington, Seattle 1966-present

Prix de Paris

Phelan Award

Prix de Rome

Fromm Players Fellowship

National Academy of Arts and Letters Award

BMI Jazz Pioneer Award

two Guggenheim Fellowships

six years in Italy, part of the time leading the American Jazz Ensemble

colleague of Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck Octet 1947-51; Dave Brubeck Quartet 1959-present

Bill Smith

Bill Smith - All Music Guide

Bill Smith - Earshot Jazz

Bill Smith - Folk Jazz

Bill Smith a.k.a. William O. Smith

Bill Smith - Jazz Clarinet

Bill Smith - Folk Jazz - reviewd by

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