Walter Smith III

Saxophonist, Composer, Educator

The New York Times describes tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III's work as "fabulous... this is a band, not just an assembly". 


2018 brings Smith to new heights with his most compelling and reflective album to date.  Twio was  released on February 9, 2018 featuring some of the most important and talked about Jazz artists on the scene including Christian McBride , Harish Raghavan, Eric Harland and Joshua Redman.


Upcoming in 2018:

  • Walter Smith III's newest album, TWIO, available NOW -featuring Harish Raghavan (bass), and Eric Harland (drums) and special guests  Christian McBride and Joshua Redman.

  • Tour dates & educational workshops

  • Hear Walter on several new recordings this fall highlighted by  releases by Eric HarlandBill Stewart, Ambrose Akinmusire, and a new co-led band with guitarist Matt Stevens called IN COMMON.


Performance Configurations:

Walter is currently leading ensembles in a number of configurations for performances from trio (TWIO), quartet, or quintet (In Common).  For 2018, Walter will be touring with the group featured on his latest 2018 releases, TWIO, and IN COMMON.


Educational Outreach:

Walter is a Vandoren artist available for educational outreach in the form of:

  • Workshops

  • Guest Artist Appearances

  • Educational Residencies


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  • Electro-Voice Microphones (Model RE-20)




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