Dwayne Smitty Smith is an extraordinary bass player who has earned recognition among industry pros. He's worked with artists such as George Howard, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Anita Baker, Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, Kirk Whalum, Rachelle Ferrell, Tom Jones and 7 years with the legendary Isley Brothers.
His talents have contributed to recordings with such artist as Will Downing, Ledisi, Paul Taylor, Maysa, Lalah Hathaway, Najee, Laura Izibor, the Frankie Beverly “Tribute”, Chante Moore and many others. He's also contributed to scores for film and sitcoms.
Smitty earned his first gold record for co-writing Boney James’ “Without A Doubt” on Boney’s Seduction album.
For 13 years, Smitty was the music director for the benefit concert “Starlight Jazz Serenade”, which supports Hands for Hope, a non-profit organization committed to free after school programs for at-risk youth in the North Hollywood area.