Americans may stand taller because of the unique heritage of our vibrant music called "jazz" and recall those who bequeathed it to us. And Fort Smithians may be just as equally proud that one of our native sons was among the best of them. Alphonso Trent, musician and truly an artist.
-Volume VIII, Number 1, April 1984
The Journal, Fort Smith Historical Society
Photo provided by the Fort Smith Museum of History