Jared Smith is a professional drummer, percussionist, programmer and educator. Through many years of study and playing, Jared has fused together the artistry of “old school” grooves and sounds, with the energy of the newest music. Combining these styles creates an enjoyable sound that is classic and new at the same time. Besides his own groups, Jared has performed with many musical acts including...
Brian Stokes Mitchell
The Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra
The Lionel Hampton Big Band
Ezekiel: Son of Man (Percussion Oratorio) World Premier
and many more...
Jared has had the chance to study with many talented musicians as well, including...
Bernard Purdie (James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan)
Stanton Moore (Galactic, John Scofield, Garage A Trios)
Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Kanye West, Maceo Parker)
Carl Allen (Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean Christian McBride)
John Clayton (Count Basie, Diana Krall, Quincy Jones)
"Rakalam" Bob Moses (Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton)
Jay Lawrence (Cher, The Osmonds, Gladys Knight)
Jared is available for hire. If you need a drummer for your album or track, who is not afraid of the click, who takes direction, can be creative on the spot, and can record with file sharing (so you can have him on your track no matter where you are in the world), then Jared is your man.
If you need a live drummer, programmer, background vocalist, or percussionist for a live event or tour, Jared is available for that as well.
Jared is also teaching lessons through Skype.
For inquiries about any of the above, contact Jared at: