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Mr. Drew Smith Band Instructor

  • Favourite art form All kinds, but jazz forms are the most fun and challenging
  • Hometown Hamilton, ON
  • Favourite movie Hackers - I like the soundtrack more than the acting.
  • Favourite food Seafood, anytime, any kind.
  • Favourite music Jazz and funk, having fun playing in a new funk band "Get It!"
  • Favourite play Spamalot
  • Favourite quote Creativity is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein
  • Hobbies Golf, yoga, skiing, skating, hiking, cycling
  • Something not commonly known about me I like to sing, but have never had a vocal lesson; maybe it's time.
Mr. Smith joined Calgary Arts Academy in 2013.

He arrived in Calgary in 2006 and has enjoyed performing, arranging, conducting and singing locally with a variety of concert bands, jazz combos and big bands, pit orchestras and symphonies.  Recent international performances include tours to Austria,  Australia, France, England, New York, Nashville, Cuba and New Orleans.  His latest music projects include a live 8 piece funk R&B band “Get It!” and a jazzy swing combo, the Rhythm Barons.  At Calgary Arts Academy, Drew focuses on trumpet, trombone, F horn, tuba, baritone, drum kit, and bass guitar as a band instructor.