Lee Smith

“I just like anything that has a meaning, has a memorable melody.

Lee was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He studied trumpet from 5th grade through his freshman year at West Chester University. It was while in high school that he picked up the electric bass, which seemed to come naturally. He started doing gigs on the weekends and eventually recorded and toured internationally with several Philadelphia based R&B recording artists including, The Delphonics, Blue Magic, and Billy Paul.

Lee is currently receiving international acclaim for his first recording as a producer and leader entitled, “Sittin’ On A Secret” and his second cd as producer and leader, “My Kind of Blues”.

Lee is a member of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) and he has also performed with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and the Philly Pops Big Band’. He is the proud father of bass great, Christian McBride.


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