"Jonathan Smith, an excellent straight ahead jazz guitarist..." Scott Yanow, Jazz Critic

 

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"Jonathan Smith, a favorite of ours, playing some of the best jazz guitar in the area!" B. Eiswerth, Milwaukie Farmer's Market

 

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"..straight-up, straight ahead jazz..." Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

 

Artist Statement

 

My purpose through music is to communicate joy to listeners, foster authentic interaction among musicians, and constantly pursue personal growth in the process. I am particularly interested in bringing jazz to new listeners, and sharing this music with young people. One of the things that makes me feel success is hearing people say, as they often do, that they aren’t fond of jazz but they like the music we (Jonathan Smith Trio) play. That strikes a chord in me. Because we play jazz, and we also attempt to keep it accessible to most audiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Appearances

Date Event Location
PDX Jazz Festival Jonathan Smith & Steve Hall @ AC Hotel, Portland, OR Jonathan Smith & Steve Hall @ AC Hotel, Portland, OR
Jonathan Smith Trio @ The Hoppy Brewer Jonathan Smith Trio @ The Hoppy Brewer, Gresham, Oregon Jonathan Smith Trio @ The Hoppy Brewer, Gresham, Oregon
JONATHAN SMITH TRIO w/Steve Hall & David Burrow Corkscrew, Portland Corkscrew, Portland
Jonathan Smith Trio @ Portland Farmer's Market PSU Jonathan Smith Trio @ Portland Farmer's Market PSU, Portland, Or Jonathan Smith Trio @ Portland Farmer's Market PSU, Portland, Or
First Friday's Jazz @ The Hoppy Brewer Jonathan Smith Trio @ The Hoppy Brewer, Gresham, Oregon Jonathan Smith Trio @ The Hoppy Brewer, Gresham, Oregon
JONATHAN SMITH Trio @ The Hoppy Brewer The Hoppy Brewer, Gresham The Hoppy Brewer, Gresham
Jonathan Smith Trio @ Living Room Theaters Jonathan Smith Trio @ Living Room Theaters, Portland, Oregon Jonathan Smith Trio @ Living Room Theaters, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Smith Trio @ Living Room Theatres Jonathan Smith Trio @ Living Room Theatres, Portland, Oregon Jonathan Smith Trio @ Living Room Theatres, Portland, Oregon