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...


Alex Boyé

Benny Golson

Cheyenne Jackson

Chris Mann

Delfeayo Marsalis

The Diamonds

Ed Calle

Eric Marianthal

Grace Kelly

Jason Marsalis

John Clayton

John Welsh Band

Kristen Korb

Mark Levine

Mindy Gledhill

William Joseph

Santino Fontana

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Aaron Ball Band

Dead Fervor

Mean Red Spyder

The Idaho Falls Opera Theatre

The Teton Chamber Orchestra

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)


Hire Jared

    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:


    (208) 716-2594

Selected Discography


Featured Videos


Other Media

Album Reviews
Idaho Falls Magazine Interview


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