The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio
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The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio

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Matthew Smith - Drums
Edward Kornhauser - Piano
Mackenzie Leighton - Bass

Biography -
themattsmithneujazztrio is one of the newest and most notable jazz trios to hit the San Diego jazz scene. Formed in January 2013, this trio has jumped musical leaps and bounds to find music they are all proud of. The songs on their August 2013 release “Shorthanded,” are compositions of drummer/trombonist Matt Smith.   Matt conceived the musical writing while pursuing and gaining a jazz trombone degree at California State University Fullerton. These rhythmically free and melodically driven compositions highlight the very essence of a young trio with overwhelming maturity.


“thematthewsmithneujazztrio has released a wonderful album of original tunes, showcasing each other beautifully. Their chops are amazing already. I’m thrilled to add them to my rotation of local jazz artists on my show!!” - Sue Palmer, host of “San Diego Sessions,”...

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GigTown Venue  December 12 2017

The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio were wonderful! They were great to work with and most importantly our guests really enjoyed them.

Michael Borowski  April 25 2017

These dudes are killin! :)