Andrew "Jazzman" Smith
1937 - 2021
BORN
1937
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Taylor Funeral Home
214 North Main Street
Dickson, TN
Andrew "Jazzman" Smith

White Bluff - Andrew "Jazzman" Smith, age 83 of White Bluff, TN passed on Sunday morning, March 28, 2021 in Knoxville, TN.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 9:00 AM with a service to follow at 10:00 AM at the Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson, TN. Graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN.

Mr. Smith was born July 27, 1937, and a native of TN. He was the son of the late Dr. Phillip Dudley Smith and Ann Williams Smith, Esquire; as well as a Grandson to the late Colonel William James. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard and retired as a Lt. Col. with over 20 years of service to his Country. "Andy" played the Cornet and was an international jazz historian and collector. His love and appreciation for jazz and the blues led him to obtain a remarkable collection of jazz and blues records, films and memorabilia. Andy was on the air for almost 20 years with NPR on WKMS at Murray State University where he hosted "The Jazzman Show." An avid traveler, he journeyed to France annually for over 30 years to visit dear friends and the "International Boogie Woogie Festival." He also served as past president for the International Society of Jazz Record Collectors.

For over 30 years, Andy was a faithful attendee of Nashville's Sunday Night Jazz where lovers of blues and traditional jazz music gather to hear 1920's - 1950's traditional jazz and blues - live. All appreciated and respected his knowledge and expertise of jazz and the blues. In appreciation for the Jazzman's love and dedication to the history of traditional jazz and the blues music and history, several artists recorded tributes to Andy. You can hear one such tribute to the "Jazzman" on the late artist, Charlie Booty's recorded album After Hours.

Andy loved life and made friends easily. While he loved Tennessee; the Jazzman adored his travels to New Orleans, LA and Paris, France. Andy's life was soft, mellow, and complex, it was a life that will echo through time in the memory of friends and family.

Mr. Smith is survived by his children, Mary Elizabeth Massey (Roger), Theresa-Vay Smith, and George Philip James Smith; his grandson Andrew "Drew" Martin Smith, as well as special friends, Margaret, Pria and Aria Smith and Jimmy and Jane Orange.

Services are under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home (615) 446-2808, TaylorSince1909.com.





Published by Tennessean from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2021.
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2
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9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.
Taylor Funeral Home
214 North Main Street, Dickson, TN
Apr
2
Service
10:00a.m.
Taylor Funeral Home
214 North Main Street, Dickson, TN
Apr
2
Graveside service
1:00p.m.
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Nashville, TN
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Renata
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June 1, 2021
I got the privilege of meeting the Jazzman through my brother. He was a wonderful person. He definitely loved his JAZZ.. My heart goes out the the family during this time...
Mel Blossom Jr
Friend
May 4, 2021
Incredibly sad news for all of us here at The Great Escape. Andy was one of our very loyal customers for decades, and I learned so much about Blues and especially Jazz music from talking with him over the years. Such a great man and I have really missed speaking with him on a regular basis over the last couple of years. Our sincere condolences to all of the family and his many friends.
Mike Stephens and everyone at The Great Escape
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April 6, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Lawrence Joyce
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April 1, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Portia Abbott
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April 1, 2021
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