Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Engineer
Jeffery Smith, originally born in Shreveport, LA and currently residing in San Antonio, TX—began playing music at the tender age of seven. Raised among other talented musicians, Jeffery was exposed to, and ultimately mastered eight different instruments including lead, bass, and acoustic guitars, keyboards, drums, percussion instruments, baritone, and trumpet. By age nine, Jeffery’s strong desire to play music motivated him to start his own band. His increasingly obvious talent even inspired many of the neighborhood girls to form his first fan club. As a promising multi-instrumentalist, he continued to perfect his skills over the years by performing a variety of musical styles while playing in concert, marching, stage, and symphonic bands with his school and local community. Jeffery developed his own distinctive sound by listening to legendary greats as George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Lionel Richie, Frankie Beverly, Roger Troutman, Prince, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five and many other soul and R&B artists. While pursuing a degree in Accounting while at Louisiana’s prestigious Southern University, Jeffery could not deny his first love--Music. He soon joined a local band and began touring as an opening act for 80’s R&B recording artists such as Lakeside, The Bar-Kays, Midnight Starr, Roger Troutman & Zapp, Cameo, and a host of other well-known talents. In 1993 Jeffery recorded his very first solo project entitled “Eyes on You” (no longer available). Although the album experienced limited success, Jeffery considered it an invaluable venue because it produced priceless skills in music management, marketing, copywriting, publishing, and promotions. Jeffery is not only a talented multi-instrumentalist, he writes, arranges, records, engineers, produces, and performs all of his own music. These skills proved pivotal in aiding him to open his own music studio where in 1999 he successfully completed his sophomore release entitled, “After The Rain”, a mixture of Jazz, R&B, Pop, Funk, and Soul. In 2001 Jeffery completed his follow-up project, “Pleasure Of Love” after many devoted fans encouraged him to include more of his sultry instrumentals in his work. November of 2002 brought the release of “Lost Rhythm”—a smooth blend of Jazz, R&B, and Soul. The release of “Watercolors” in 2003 was a selection of instrumental music designed for the consummate Jazz enthusiast and in 2004, the CD “Love Stories” was released—a passionate merge of instrumentals and vocals dedicated to and enjoyed by lovers everywhere. In 2005 the dynamic “Coming Back To Life” CD which followed the similar melodic path of “Watercolors”. “Back To You” is Jeffery’s first Gospel/Jazz inspired release. He describes this project as an inspirational collection of songs designed to encourage others through his personal musical testimony. “Rhythm Of Life” is an energetic follow-up to “Watercolors”. This CD is smooth and pleasurable—filled with lots of guitar techniques that display Jeffery’s’ signature guitar style. Released in 2012, a powerfully funky—yet so seductive “Rhythm of Life-Part 2” CD—a collection of innovative compositions with the familiar raw sexuality that is the familiar Jeffery Smith style. Released in 2013 “Smooth Grooves” Vol. 1 is the essence of smooth melodic grooves that leaves you wanting more. Ever-seeking greatness on his melodious journey, Jeffery has taken his knowledge and tremendous talent to a much higher level—by creating and establishing DARU Records. In 2012, he formed his 2nd business enterprise, Smooth Creations where he has dedicated himself to showcasing new talent and musical collaborations with other well known and unknown artists. His latest endeavor is “Smooth Creations” The Album – Part 1, which is a collaboration of artist and music produced by Jeffery. This CD includes saxophone, piano, guitar and vocals. It is through this brilliant endeavor that he is able to write, record, and market his own music and provide a platform to help other independent and budding musical hopefuls. Additionally, he personally promotes, distributes, and sells his music nationally, as well as internationally, to retail stores, on the Internet, at live performances, and thru mail order. Jeffery has been and continues to be a strong and dedicated advocate of our troops and the military communities performing regularly at military installations throughout the world. He is immensely proud of his ability to donate his talents to charities by providing free concerts annually for such venues as Veterans Day, VFWs, and Armed Forces Day. Your ears and your spirit will celebrate hearing the unique, smooth sounds of Jeffery Smith—One Man, Many Talents, Timeless Music!!!