Jay Smith has performed with dozens of
groups all over the US and Europe in a wide range of
music from bebop and jazz fusion to latin rock and funk.
He has worked or opened up for groups and musicians as
Carl Saunders, Poncho Sanchez, Jeff Coffin,
Allan Holdsworth, Malo, Ozomatli, Clayton Cameron, Kelulu,
Mento Buru, The Fresno Philharmonic,
David Baron Stevens, Andre Bush, Mike Dana,
Velorio, The Lift, Marlon Mackey, and Patrick Contreras to name a few.
He has been on several radio stations and
TV stations including Bakersfield's Channels
17, 23, 29/58, The Michael Nayt Show,
Brighthouse Networks, and 107.1 FM
KRAB, Fresno's 90.7 KSFR where he currently
has his own radio show.
Two of his bands (Jay Smith Trio/Group and
Kelulu) are selected as Featured Artists on
the Global Level on Reverbnation.com. He
was the lead instructor at the Bakersfield
Jazz Workshop for first four years.
His latest album, Unashamed Portrayal,
(available now on iTunes and 30 other retailers)
features Grammy Nominated Guitarist Andre Bush,
Jay Jay Hicks, Saxophonist Chris Nguyen,
trombonist Joe Vazquez, trumpeter Mark Manda,
Fernando Montoya on acoustic and electric bass,
Jonathan Weinmann on drums, and Jorge Nunzio
Urbina on percussion. It's been featured on
ALL ABOUT JAZZ as their download of the day.
Jay Smith Group’s tracks