The Louis Smith Jazz Orchestra – L.S.J.O.

The Louis Smith Jazz Orchestra (L.S.J.O.) is designed for our most experienced and advanced musicians. Appropriately named after world renown trumpeter and educator Louis Smith, this ensemble focuses on highly advanced repertoire requiring an advanced understanding of ensemble techniques, improvisational skills and styles. The L.S.J.O. performs at premier jazz venues as well as local/regional/national jazz festivals.

Upcoming Performance

January 18, 2015 L.S.J.O With Regina Carter and the Oakland University Jazz Faculty

At Cliff Bells Jazz Club 2030 Park Av Detroit MI 6pm-9pm (Performance Followed by a Jam Session)

January Rehearsals:

Tuesday (if possible)

January 6th


15th and 29th

Performance Repertoire

One By One (arr. Miles Brown)

57th Street Mambo

If you could see me now

(We will add one tune from Regina Carter)