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Cecilia Smith

Arguably the best vibraphonist, that you probably never heard of.

Pittsburgh Gazette

About Cecilia

Cecilia attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where in addition to studying arranging, composition and film scoring, she studied vibes with Ed Saindon and Mike Hatfield and improvisation and composition with Andy Jaffee and other noted faculty. Following graduation she continued studying with members of Berklee’s faculty. Cecilia studied vibes with Gary Burton and improvisation with Charlie Banocas. In 1989 she joined them and taught at Berklee for four years before moving to New York City. Cecilia continued to study after moving to Brooklyn. She studied composing and arranging with Cecil Bridgewater and improvisation with Billy Pierce.

Over the past 30 years, Cecilia has built a multifaceted career in music as a performer in concert halls, nightclubs and festivals throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and West Africa, as a composer/arranger and teacher.


Fluid and flexible in style and technique…Smith proves a versatile four mallet vibraphonist…

JazzTimes Magazine