Rob Smith 1960
Rob Smith is a composer, improviser and performer who has been active on the Cardiff music scene since 1983 as a busker, composer, performer, improviser, teacher and workshop leader. He has collaborated with musicians from South Africa, Romania, France, Belgium, Germany, Gambia, Senegal as well as the UK and in 1996, as part of Wonderbrass, represented Wales in an international jazz competition in Viennes, France.
Rob teaches Performing Arts and Music at the University of South Wales and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE). He has written music for theatre, film, television and radio and has performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe as well as in West Africa and USA. Rob has research interests in community music (leading the band Wonderbrass) music for media and carnival performance.