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Enoch Smith Jr.: The Quest: Live at the A.P.C.

Read "The Quest: Live at the A.P.C." reviewed by Jim Trageser

The Church has long been a cornerstone of African-American cultural identity, as well as musical inspiration. Gospel is the third leg of African-American music, coming of age alongside jazz and blues in the early part of the 20th Century.

Pianist Enoch Smith Jr. has managed to keep feet in two of those worlds. As ...

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Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

The Quest: Live at APC is the latest recorded chapter in composer/pianist Enoch Smith Jr.’s ongoing search to find a seamless synthesis of jazz and gospel and a balance between the spiritual and technical aspects of his creativity. Smith’s 4th CD as a leader and first live date will be released by his Misfitme Music label ...

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Enoch Smith Jr.: Misfits II: Pop

Read "Misfits II: Pop" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Growing up in the Pentecostal Church of God by Faith (in Rochester, NY) has been the biggest musical influence on pianist Enoch Smith, Jr. He titled his 2010 self-produced debut Church Boy and continues to serve as full-time Director of Music and Worship and pianist for Allentown (NJ) Presbyterian Church. “Growing up and playing mostly in ...

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"Misfits II Pop," 3rd CD By Pianist Enoch Smith Jr., Due For Release By Misfitme Music May 19

"Misfits II Pop," 3rd CD By Pianist Enoch Smith Jr., Due For Release By Misfitme Music May 19

Pianist/composer Enoch Smith Jr. has embraced the “Misfit” mantle ever since his days at Berklee College of Music, when the self-taught musician realized he didn’t quite fit into the mold of his classmates and their daunting formal training. But Smith’s eclectic, refreshingly different music does fit quite nicely into the ever-evolving jazz tradition. On his third ...

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Drummer Reggie Quinerly's "Invictus" To Be Released March 17 By Redefinition Music

Drummer Reggie Quinerly's "Invictus" To Be Released March 17 By Redefinition Music

Drummer/composer Reggie Quinerly made an indelible impression on the jazz world with his 2012 debut recording, Music Inspired by Freedmantown, a soulful and serious-minded tribute to the historic African-American neighborhood in Houston where he grew up. For his second CD, Invictus, which will be released by the drummer’s Redefinition Music label on March 17, Quinerly takes ...

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Camille Thurman: Origins

Read "Origins" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is not just another girl singer accessorizing with a horn. She is a first class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof off the place and an accomplished stylist who uses her vocal cords like she does her various woodwinds, with agility and sophistication.

Her sophomore effort Origins is a testament ...

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Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. Releases "Misfits," His 2nd CD as a Leader, Nov. 8

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. Releases "Misfits," His 2nd CD as a Leader, Nov. 8

Pianist/composer Enoch Smith Jr. has taken his own unconventional path to a rising career in music, the latest chapter of which is the November 8 release of his CD Misfits. The new disc, on Smith's label Music4MyPeople Entertainment, is an engaging follow-up to his 2010 debut Church Boy. Misfits boasts eight originals by the Rochester, NY native, ...

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Enoch Smith, Jr.: Church boy

Read "Church boy" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Pianist and composer Enoch Smith, Jr. appears in the recorded jazz landscape fully blossomed, ripened and in full swing. His thrilling ChurchBboy bears a brazen and welcomed Christian musical engraving that offers proof of expected influences from classical, soul, gospel music and the Protestant Christian hymnody. However, there's no denying the Latin and Caribbean tinges, such ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Enoch Smith, Jr.

Read "Take Five With Enoch Smith, Jr." reviewed by Enoch Smith Jr.

Meet Enoch Smith Jr.:
“I'm a music lover first. My musical ability is just an extension of my love. Jazz, gospel, music for film/television, you name it and I can tell you a story about how I fell in love with it."

At the late age of 14 he began playing piano by ...