Comprised of the finest musicians of the Columbus area, Fa 2 brings unparalleled experience and expertise to the stage; from the infectious rhythms of Brazilian samba and bossa nova to the swinging sounds of jazz. Featuring: Antoine Fatout (drums), Roger Hines (bass), & Stan Smith (guitar).
MEET THE BAND
Antoine Fatout (bandleader/drums)
Growing up in France, Antoine studied classical percussion and drums. It was only upon his immersion in the rich Brazilian cultural scene of Boston, MA that he fell in love with Brazil’s music. While studying jazz and Latin music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Antoine had the opportunity to study and perform with the top musicians of the city at the hottest clubs in town. Now a resident of Columbus, he has gathered the best Brazilian and Jazz performers of the area under his direction and hopes to bring the infectious rhythms and joy of this music to Ohio!
Roger Hines (bass)
Roger Hines, bassist, has logged many miles on the road during his 30 year career as a musician. From 1980-1987 Roger toured and recorded exclusively as bassist for legendary singer Ray Charles. Hines also toured as musical director for Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Diane Schuur from 1988 to 2004. Hines has also performed with many other well-known artists and ensembles including Louie Bellson, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Ann Hampton Callaway, Johnny Coles, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Daniels, Billy Eckstine, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Frank Foster, Sir Roland Hanna, Eddie Jefferson, Hank Marr, Zoot Sims, and Ernie Watts. In addition to performing, Roger also taught bass at the Ohio State University School of Music as a jazz studies faculty member for many years. He is currently a professor in the Conservatory of Music at Capital University.
Stan Smith (guitar)
Guitarist/composer Stan Smith is an assistant professor of music in the Jazz Studies/ Music Industry Program at Capital University in Columbus where he has been the head of the Jazz/Contemporary Guitar curriculum since 1978. He is also on the staff of the National Guitar Workshop. As a guitarist, he was a member of the Moacir Santos band in Los Angeles and as a band leader in Columbus he has accompanied various artists such as Ali Ryerson, Mark Vinci and David Amram, as well as performing regionally in clubs, concerts, and festivals. As a composer he has received Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.