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.