Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dwayne’s and Dwight’s passion for jazz started at an early age. They grew up listening to the sounds of great jazz artists such as Earl “Fatha” Hines, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and their father Lloyd Smith, who was a well known businessman and a side man in Basie’s and Ellington’s orchestras. They are both Florida A&M University music scholars, composers, arrangers, jazz artists and music educators. Over the years, The Bosman Twins have shared their love of music and the stage with entertainment legends Freddie Cole, Branford Marsalis, Fontella Bass, Roy Ayers, David Peaston and the late trumpeter, Lester Bowie. Whether performing with their own band or accompanying other notable jazz professionals, their unique style and renditions of jazz, rhythm and blues, funk and gospel have earned them national and international acclaim.
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The Bosmans play an array of woodwind instruments, ranging from tenor and alto saxophone (Dwayne and Dwight’s primary instruments) to soprano sax and a variety of clarinets and flutes. They always bring an infectious enthusiasm and energy to the stage, an approach they learned from their father, Lloyd Smith, an alto saxophonist and flute player who worked with such famous St. Louis bandleaders as Fate Marable, Charles Creath and Dewey Jackson – and later played with legends like Earl Hines and Duke Ellington on the national jazz scene.
Saturday, May 13th Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Sunday, May 14th Showtimes: 3:00pm and 5:30pm.