Bart Smudde - Woodwinds

Bart is an Electronics Engineer who is recently back in the music industry after taking a 6-year hiatus to work on an MBA at Georgia State and raise 2 daughters. Originally a concert bassoonist, Bart started studying music at an early age with Robert Thompson at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and later with Richard Lottridge at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In high school, he added saxophones and flute in order to play with the marching band and jazz ensembles under Nicholas Contorno. Through the 1980's and 1990's, Bart played sax and flute with various rock-n-roll and R&B groups throughout the Midwest (Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, Green Bay). During that time, Bart also performed on various recordings and CDs for Blomberg/Mahaffey (Something Like a Star) and Tanner-Monagle Music (TV / radio commercials and recordings for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Allen Bradley, Roundy's, etc.). Groups / Artists: Conni Blomberg, Foyne Mahaffey, John Tanner, Bob Monagle, Ralph Bruner, Derrick Procell, Connie Grauer, Kim Zick, O'Donel Levy, Cold Spring Harbor, Your House, Dave Vartanian, Jerry Harrison, Otis Hurtz & the Funkatrons, Tom Good, Tom Utschig, Peter Mac, Eddie Butts Band, Lee Crooks (Breezeway Recording Studio), Peter Baime.
Photo by Tom Marnell.