Ian Smith

Ian Smith plays 2nd trumpet in the Highway Kind and is one of New Orleans’ most sought-after studio musicians. He studied music at the University Of New Orleans under the direction of Ellis Marsalis. He has performed and recorded with many national acts including Gregg Allman, Luther Kent, King Floyd, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Zap Mama, and Rockin Dopsie Jr. He plays in many local jazz and funk groups around town and is heavily influenced by soul music and Chinese food! Ian Smith plays and endorses Calicchio trumpets.


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