Matt Smiley

Connor Terrones Quintet | June 12

Jun 6, 2018
dazzlejazz.com

Connor Terrones and his jazz ensemble will be performing select original compositions and arrangements. Although Terrones has musical influences that span throughout every genre of music, his composing in the jazz idiom is highly inspired by his favorite jazz composers: Maria Schneider, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, Mark Guiliana, Charles Mingus, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Michael Brecker.

GoodRattle Hard-Bop Quintet | May 26

May 19, 2018
nocturnejazz.com

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group features Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and Dru Heller on drums.

A Blind Tiger Tribute to Charles Mingus | Apr 8

Apr 1, 2018
giftofjazz.org

Gift of Jazz Blind Tiger Series presents intimate gatherings of jazz fans who come together to share not just the music, but also the stories behind the music, as presented by talented local jazz artists.

Matt Smiley Quartet: Homage to Mr. Mingus | Fridays

Nov 9, 2017
nocturnejazz.com

Combining the sounds of blues, gospel, modern classical and traditional jazz, the deeply talented Charles Mingus was an innovative composer, bassist, bandleader and recording artist who defined the hard bop era perhaps more than any other artist. From Ah Um and beyond: The Matt Smiley Quartet will be paying homage to the eternal coolness, creativity, and unrelenting moxy of Mr. Mingus on Friday nights through the end of November!