Smith & Fraser LIVE @ Serenity
Smith and Fraser Folk and Jazz
Smith and Fraser are caught in the middle between folk and jazz – and the result is magic. Master musicians, their concerts reflect influences as diverse as Django Rheinhart, Bruce Cockburn, Dave Brubeck and James Taylor. Playing both original and classic tunes, they keep delighted audiences guessing.
Andrew Smith is a troubadour who’s music has taken him all over the world. He is an accomplished singer songwriter, a captivating tap-style guitarist and an award winning music producer.
Andrew Smith is the winner of the Okanagan Arts Awards in the category of Music for 2014. He is one of the few Canadians to have won the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition in the USA with his songs ‘Rite of Passage’ and ‘Holes in the Night Sky’. Andrew’s tap-style guitar playing is sought out for many collaborative projects – from movies to classical concerts - and his instrumental cd escape velocity won him the Okanagan Instrumental Artist Award. Andrew has been a music producer since 1998, and is a winner of the Okanagan Producer of the Year award.
Neil Fraser is a master guitarist, studio player, composer and arranger. Coming from a background of Jazz, Blues and Roots music, he is a highly respected and sought after musician and music teacher. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Eric Clapton, he likes to take chances and takes the audience along for the ride.