Charles Joseph Smith - Record Release! at The Hideout

@ Hideout Inn

Saturday, February 17 ~~ 8:30PM

Sooper Records presents:
Charles Joseph Smith - "War of the Martian Ghosts" Record Release! at The Hideout
Sat. 2/17/18 8:30pm | 21+ | $10

Charles Joseph Smith
Mykele Deville

Master of Ceremonies: Amateur Arts Acrobat, Rahim "Raging" Salaam of the "What About Chicago?" Podcast.

Charles Joseph Smith is a pianist, composer, arranger, writer, and dancer based in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a B.M. in Piano at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University in 1994, cum laude. He continued his piano studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned an M.M. in Piano in 1995, and a D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Literature in 2002. In addition to performing in the the city of Chicago, Dr. Smith has performed and studied piano in various contexts around the country and the world. He is also a supporter and contributing member of Chicago's DIY musical community, especially its more avant garde and experimental elements. In January 2017, Dr. Smith teamed up with Chicago's Sooper Records for a cold winter recording session at MinBal Studios (now JamDek Studios) that resulted in "War of the Martian Ghosts," a ten song jazz / avant garde solo piano recording. It chronicles Dr. Smith's fantastic trip to an ancient Martian civilization and his observation of a great war and its aftermath. Dr. Smith has been a staple personality in the Chicago arts community for years, where he has championed artists in all fields. He is currently at work on a multiple volume autobiography titled "I am Dr. Charles Joseph Smith," a book which details his experience in the arts as a person living with autism.

War of the Martian Ghosts will be released on Sooper Records on February 9, 2018 on cassette and digital. This is it's celebration.

Artwork by Ian Piirtola.