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Jay Smith Group

Called a "fixture in the Central Valley" (NPR), Jay Smith has had a wide variety of talent flow through his band. From jazz fusion to pop, the band has channeled a wide spectrum of musical genres to stay working and relevant. He is an Alum of California State University Bakersfield and Fresno City College where he earned his Bachelors of Arts and Associates of Arts Degree. He has opened up for groups and musicians as Carl Saunders, Poncho Sanchez, Jeff Coffin, Allan Holdsworth, Malo, Ozomatli, Clayton Cameron, and worked with Kelulu, Mento Buru, The Fresno Philharmonic, Andre Bush, Mike Dana, Velorio, and Patrick Contreras to name a few. His current projects include Mento Buru which was voted best band of 2018 by Bakersfield Magazine and The Jay Smith Trio/Group which features a variety of players including Cesareo Garasa, Paul Perez, Jay Jay Hicks, Fernando Montoya, Steve Eisen, and Patrick Contreras to name a few. The band's first album, Unashamed Portrayal, (available 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

TRACK OF THE DAY

Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Label: Jay Smith Group
Released: 2019
Duration: 06:16

The Trio Showed Up

Label: Jay Smith Group
Released: 2019
Track listing: I Wish; Nardis; Smells Like Teen Spirit; Sugar; I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free; Footprints; Caravan; Blues

Just Stop

Label: Jay Smith Group
Released: 2019
Track listing: Just Stop; I'm Yours; Let's Go; In Your Eyes; Have I Told You; Torture; Just Stop Reprise; All In; Mom

Too Many Notes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Groove; Santana; Quiescent; I Shot The Sheriff; Static (Trio); Don’t Kill My Vibe (Live); Monk This (Trio); Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Solitary; Cara’s Song.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jay Smith Group: Too Many Notes

Read "Too Many Notes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Based in Bakersfield, CA, keyboardist, composer Jay Smith's second album is titled Too Many Notes via comments by his fan base, alluding to his often blazing phraseology on the 88s. Nonetheless, Smith possesses an active mind as the program boasts a cornucopia of bop, jazz fusion, Latin jazz, rock, pulsating cadences and explosive flights of fancy. ...

TRACK OF THE DAY

Groove

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Duration: 05:35

Unashamed Portrayal

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: Alegna; Elephant Shoes; Static; Break; Alegna-Trio; Past; Something for Cara; The End.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jay Smith Group: Unashamed Portrayal

Read "Unashamed Portrayal" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

California-based keyboardist Jay Smith's worldly musical views radiate mightily, as he borrows from the past and reformulates a refreshingly modern vibe, spanning jazz-fusion, blues-rock and more. He also injects panache into the proceedings and garners top-notch support, while fusing a coalition of memorable melodies with a rather ferocious improvisational element. The keyboardist incorporates a vastly entertaining ...

TRACK OF THE DAY

Break

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Duration: 06:12


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