Aaron Smith

Trumpet Performer | Composer


…is a classically trained musician & trumpet player based in Los Angeles, CA. His early roots are in southern Georgia where his traveling musically inclined military [Army] family settled. He continued the traveling musical path, playing trumpet around the world while also contributing work with pieces written for brass quintet, concert band, and various configurations.

As a freelance artist, Smith performs for live orchestral events, musical theatre, motion picture, television, big band, and video games which have included ABC, BroadwayHD, Disney+, Fathom Events, PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, Riot Games, Spike, Touchstone Pictures, Universal, and Warner Brothers. He has served supporting roles on shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Encore!, Ellen, the LATE LATE Show, and the Voice. He has participated in a variety of ensembles including the Hollywood Studio Symphony, LA Phil’s Green Umbrella, LA Opera Off Grand, Monday Evening Concerts, MUSE/IQUE, New West Symphony, the OSCARS Governor’s Ball Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Southwest Chamber Music, Tucson Symphony, and the John Daversa Progressive Big Band. Smith also serves as principal trumpet for the Southeast Symphony.

For the International Trumpet Guild, Smith has appeared as a guest Solo Artist and more recently as a member of the Hollywood Epic Brass. He enjoys outreach work, teaching privately, composing & arranging. Smith holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts & Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music with the tutelage of James Thompson. He is also a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.


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