Jazz vocalist Liz Smith has been an active member of the Detroit music scene for many years. Classically trained but always a true jazz head, she made her debut as a young adolescent, and worked her way through the clubs and bars throughout the metro area, leading her into such venues as Baker’s Keyboard Lounge and Cliff Bell’s Jazz & Blues Club. Today she holds a regular standing with her trio, (which includes bassist Eric Nachtrab and guitarist Chuck Newsome) every Thursday night at Goodnite Gracie Jazz & Martini Bar in Royal, and is a regular performer at The London Chophouse in Detroit, Vinotecca Wine Bar in Birmingham, and many others. Additionally, Liz is a working member of The Bluewater Kings Band, travelling and performing at private events across the state. A 2018 Detroit Music Award nominee, her rich vocals bring an old-world feel; her sound often compared to that of the early American jazz icons of the thirties and forties.
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