Scotland Inspired: Tommy Smith
Who and what has shaped some of Scotland's most creative minds?
BBC Scotland has launched a major series - Scotland Inspired - tracing Scotland's artistic family tree , with prominent figures choosing Scots who have inspired them.
Tommy Smith is a saxophonist, musician and educator.
His precocious musical talent revealed itself in his teens and led him to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, then to playing in Paris and an illustrious recording career since the early 1980s.
He has remained the foremost Scottish jazz musician of his generation for three decades and established the Scottish National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2002.