Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart studied with Raphael Wallfisch at the Guildhall School of Music and Janos Starker in Paris before moving to Jerusalem. Here she became acquainted with musical traditions from North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, and jazz. Shirley Smart also studied musicology and English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught cello at the Edward Said Conservatory in Ramallah.

Shirley Smart teaches at the City University, Royal College of Music Junior Department, and regularly gives masterclasses with the National Youth Jazz Collective, among others.

Together with pianist John Crawford and drummer Demi Garcia Sabat, she forms her own trio with which she delivers a mix of jazz, blues, and cross cultural music.

Shirley Smart - cello

John Crawford - piano

Demi Garcia Sabat - drums

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