Biography

Lee W. Smith is an American born (Philadelphia, Pa) jazz bassist. He has performed for over 40 years with many R & B and jazz legends including: The Delphonics, Blue Magic, Billy Paul, Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Fortune, Odean Pope and academy award nominee actor/musician Terrance Howard. He continues to expand his resume to include accomplishments as a composer, arranger, producer and educator. He’s also the proud father of bass great Christian McBride.

My Kind Of Blues

Bassist Lee Smith’s second album was released in 2015 to positive reviews. Personnel on the album are: Lee Smith, Acoustic Bass Anthony Wonsey, Piano Joe Magnarelli, Flugal Horn & Trumpet…

Sittin' on a Secret album cover

Sittin’ On A Secret

Lee Smith’s debut album, Sittin’ on a Secret, is available online at the CD Baby website. Six of the album’s eight tracks are compositions by this legendary jazz bassist. The album was released…

Lee Smith EPK

An electronic press kit about Lee is available for viewing on YouTube. In the video, Lee discusses his views on music, composition, and being a bassist and a band leader.…

Album cover: Odean's List by Odean Pope

…on five Odean Pope albums

Lee Smith plays bass on five of Odean Pope’s albums: Odean’s three -w/ Billy Hart & Lee Smith – 2012             Universal Sounds – Odean Pope – 2011 Plant Life –…