Andy Smith with Batuquê Trio

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Andy Smith with Batuquê Trio

Batuquê Trio performs music blending a myriad of Latin jazz styles from the folkloric roots of Cuban and Brazilian music to contemporary trends in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean jazz. The term, batuquê, refers to Afro-Brazilian polyrhythmic drumming and dance. Members of the trio are percussionist Andy Smith, bassist Natalie Boeyink, and pianist Jamaal Baptiste. Released in 2015, the group’s debut album, Transparency, showcases original compositions as well as a fresh, rhythmically infused take on standards by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Bill Withers. Andy Smith is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Texas at El Paso. A musician, composer, and teacher, Smith performs with Latin-jazz group, Batuquê Trio. He previously taught as Adjunct Percussion Instructor at Middle Tennessee State University while working in Nashville venues and recording studios. Smith has performed with Lalo Davila, Mat Britain, Mambo Blue, Michael Spiro, Almir Cortes, and The Canadian Brass.

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“21st Century Samba-jazz Drumset”

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Ballroom 500

Pearl/Adams, Innovative Percussion Inc., Evans Drumheads

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