JC Smith Band will be bringing their big sound and very entertaining performance to Smoking Pig BBQ Company Fremont on Saturday, July 16th 2016 at 9:00pm.
J. C. Smith, winner of the 2012 Metro Newspapers Best Of Silicon Valley “Best Original/local Band”, and 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award winner is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an outstanding performer noted for his energy and charisma. Prior to playing guitar, he was the drummer for the Back to Back Blues Band. He is also known as radio personality Johnnie Cozmik on KKUP F.M. J. C. feels that his goal in life is “To keep the Blues alive and take the message to the people.”
Robert “Jay” Green (Bass). Jay joined the group with a very short notice yet rose to the challenge. Four days after accepting the offer from the band, he played a club date that served as a rehearsal, then three days later he was on tour in Southern California which included two performances at the NAMM show in Anaheim.
Abraham Vasquez (Sax) is one of the hardest working horn men in the Bay Area. His masterful solos and arrangements bring you back to the days of Louis Jordan, and Sam Butera. Vasquez and Smith first teamed up in the late 80′s to form The Back To Back Blues Band. Vasquez has worked with the likes of Tommy Castro, Hall and Oates, Dr. John, and more.
Tommy Maitland (Trumpet) formally with Dub Nation and KFJC Radio.
Gene Reynolds (Trombone) formally with Gregarious Movement.
Todd Reid (keys) is an all around pro. He has worked with as music director with a host of groups. He delivers a one two punch that will rock your socks off.
Donnie Green (drummer) toured Europe seven times before joining the JC Smith Band. Drumming professionally since the age of 12, you’ve got to hear this solid funk and blues drummer to believe him. He is as exciting to watch as well as listen to because of his style and showmanship.
This band of seasoned players is a true Blues band with one goal in mind…keeping the Blues alive.