Chris Kurji-Smith


Having depped regularly with SSBB ever since the band’s earliest incarnation, Chris is very pleased to have been invited to become a regular in January 2019.

Chris has loved Big Band Jazz ever since being invited to join Alf Hind’s MC Big Band in Darlington as a fresh faced youngster. Playing great tunes alongside the likes of Dave Brocklesby, Don Fairley and Gordon Watts in smokey working-men’s clubs provided a rich musical education.

After University and a period of interesting jobs in various overseas locations Chris settled back in the North East. With some encouragement, Chris dusted off his trombone and began a highly enjoyable and rewarding 10 year stint with the Customs House Band, South Shields.

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