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Soon after arriving in 1997, Glenda Smith, fresh out of the University of Texas with a doctorate in music performance, set out to make her mark as a top call freelance trumpeter in Los Angeles. She soon established an impeccable reputation as a performer on all size trumpets and in every genre from classical to pop and jazz. She regularly appears with Satin Brass, a brass quartet whose repertoire covers everything from classical to light jazz, and Boomerang, the ultimate Motown, Rock and Soul Band featuring an all-female horn section. Here she hones her chops between recording gigs with such notables as World Radio and the big bands of DIVA, George Graham, John Daversa, Pat Longo, and the UT Jazz Orchestra just to name a few. She has also appeared at the 2002 Emmy Awards, a recording session on Spiderman 2, and season 1 and 2 of American Idol. One of her most noteworthy achievements is the co-founding of DekaJaz, an eclectic jazz "tentet" focused on performing the best in original progressive jazz with some of the most talented performers and composers in the country.

Ms. Smith is also committed to music education. She is currently on the adjunct staff of East LA College where she enjoys teaching music theory and music appreciation and is dedicated to expressing to all people the importance of music through teaching and performance as an artist/clinician. Explore this site to see and hear Glenda Smith and see how she is impacting the music business in LA as well as the rest of the nation.