Jahleel Smith

Honolulu, HI

Jahleel Smith is the acting bass trombonist of the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra. Following his studies at The Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Smith went on to Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music where he was a distinguished recipient of the Jacobs Fellowship and graduated in the degree program for the Master of Music studying with Dr. Denson Paul Pollard.

While attending Indiana University, Mr. Smith was a finalist for its brass concerto competition for two years as well as a finalist for several job auditions including those with the San Antonio Symphony, US Army Concert and Ceremonial Bands. He was also a semi-finalist for the Principal Bass Trombone audition with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Smith has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and has been invited to play with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jahleel Smith