Perry Smith - guitar
Matt Marantz - sax
Sam Minaie - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums
Perry Smith combines the tradition of jazz with broad influences from contemporary music to create his signature guitar style. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, he's played at the Blue Note (NYC & Tokyo), Smalls, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Montreal Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Jazz a la Calle (Uruguay), Philippine International Jazz Festival and SFJazz. He hosted a weekly series in Brooklyn called the Nest Session every Wednesday for four years. Smith is also a founding member of the critically acclaimed New West Guitar Group with John Storie and Will Brahm.
"Smith's compositional style, musical direction and fret boarding hit that sweet spot between classic and experimental, improvisational and fine-tuned melody.” — Denise Sullivan (Downbeat)
"Smith has the ability to catch your ear from several directions...With good writing and excellent playing by this solid group, New Angel provides plenty for deep listening and enjoyment.” — All About Jazz