The Bruce Smith Trio has been featured regularly at the top jazz venues in the Triangle. We perform a wide selection of standard and contemporary jazz, pop, and R&B classics featuring Bruce Smith on Piano/Keys/Vocals, Doug Mayes on saxophones, and Mike McPherson on Drums. We are available for weddings and private parties/events. The group is also available as a duo or quartet.
I hope that you will consider our wide variety repertoire for your restaurant, bar, party, corporate event, festival, winery, or wedding cocktail hour/reception. You will be delighted with the professionalism, sound, and value you receive.
Price Range: $400 - $1500
The Bruce Smith Trio is a high energy jazz group that performs straight ahead, as well as contemporary and smooth jazz for almost any occasion. The group is made up of Bruce Smith on keyboard, keyboard bass and vocals, Doug Mayes on saxophones, and Michael McPherson on the drums.
This dynamic group performs the music of jazz giants Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Paul Desmond, and Stanley Turrentine while also performing great arrangements of contemporary fusion greats like Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Ronnie Laws, and Bill Withers.
Bruce Smith (keyboards) was a jazz pianist with the U.S. Army Band before becoming a Warrant Officer Bandmaster. He was the Principle Conductor and Commander for bands in South Carolina, the Republic of South Korea, Alabama, and eventually the Staff Bands Officer for the US Army and US Army National Guard in Washington. Doug Mayes has been performing in the local jazz scene of Phoenix, AZ as well as Wilmington and Raleigh for many years entertaining crowds with his soulful style. Mike McPherson (drums) is an exceptional musician who played with the US Army band and also with Leon Jordan's Continentals (Big Band) for many years.
This group can also be configured into a Duo or Quartet as needed.
Past Booked Events
|March 29, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Travinia|
|March 24, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ C. Grace|
|March 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Travinia|
|March 10, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Brasa|
|March 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Bruce @ Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse|
|March 01, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Travinia|
|February 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Brasa|
|February 17, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:50pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ C. Grace|
|February 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Travinia|
|February 11, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris @ Circa 1888|
|February 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Bruce @ Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse|
|February 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris at Marriott Grnd Open|
|February 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bruce and Mike w/Jim Ferris at Travinia|
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