Charles Joseph Smith (@lamarjacobsenlinden)
He is a real renaissance artist. A writer, dancer, performance artist, composer, poet, arranger, pianist, accompanist, and sometimes, a multiinstrumentalist.
He has 2 graduate degrees from the U. of Illinois School of Music...an MM and a DMA in Piano Performance, and an undergraduate degree from Roosevelt U. Chicago...a BM in Piano. He studied under several teachers, including Sofia Zukerman, Emilio del Rosario, William Heiles, Gustavo Romero, Kenneth Drake, and James Williams.
He composed over 500 music compositions...about a third of them arrangements and transcriptions, mainly for piano.