JAZZ PROFESSOR ON NATIONAL TV VARIETY SHOW

Professor Tom Smith, a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Music in Bucharest who has made himself a national figure on the Romanian music scene, was featured on Romanian television’s highest rated late-night progam, “Taverna,” on Friday, April 11. Smith, whose appearances on national television in a number of spectacular jazz and big band extravaganzas have sparked nationwide media coverage of his
activities, was interviewed by the host of “Taverna” and then played a traditional musical arrangement on his trombone, with piano accompaniment. Later in the program, Smith joined the David Letterman styled house band for a fifteen minute blues jam session.The studio audience was thrilled by the performance. Tom Smith is a professor of music at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Most Rev. Dr. Chrysostomos
Executive Director
U.S. Fulbright Commission in Romania
Str. Ing. Nicolae Costinescu, Nr. 2
71277 Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania

commission-related e-mail: director@fulbright.kappa.ro
commission website: www.usembassy.ro

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private/personal telephone: (40/21) 211-7869

“The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy
— the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the
possibility that others may see something that we have failed to see,
or may see it more accurately.” Senator J. William Fulbright

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