Jamie Alexander Smith, pianist and composer frae Edinburgh, Scotland

Web Name: Jamie Alexander Smith, pianist and composer frae Edinburgh, Scotland

WebSite: http://www.jamiealexandersmith.com





Hello. I’m a pianist and composer steidit in Edinburgh, Scotland. My most recent EPs are Nocturnes and Improvisations for #pianoday2020

Listen to Nocturnes on Spotify Listen to Nocturnes on Bandcamp

“Accomplished playing […]” – Stephen Duffy, BBC Scotland Jazz House

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Hey. Thanks for stopping by. I’m a pianist, composer and producer steidit in Edinburgh. I started playing the piano at around age six or seven, and afore lang I was improvising and composing. I played a concert of my ain piano compositions in school aged 11, and enjoyed being involved in all aspects of the creative process.

My previous recording, Kinesis EP, features four free jazz improvisations melling thegither the strecht-aheid and the contemporar.

My influences as a player and composer include Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Nils Frahm, Fryderyk Chopin, Esbjörn Svensson and Jason Moran.

With the three nocturnes that make up my new EP, I’ve enjoyed writing and recording in a mair neo-classical style.

I hope ye enjoy the music.

Yours aye,



Kinesis EP

“The harmony and attack of the opening track remind of Chick Corea, but Edinburgh-based Jamie Smith ranges through various styles in these four solo piano improvisations, including a plain ol’ blues. He never fails to play with a compelling logic and sense of development and the improviser's trap of aimlessness is avoided, the most so coherent it’s almost as if the pieces were prepared. It's a set one could happily return to any time without fear of irritation or disappointment. Recommended, and quickly available online.”

– Jazz Journal

“Modern, contemporary […] a very listenable solo jazz piano EP.”

– Bebop Spoken Here
Full review

“[Jamie has] got a nice sense of structure […] each piece is tight and the EP never lacks momentum. Kinesis makes me want to hear more.”

– Improvised
Full review

“He has chops and there are plenty of ambitious runs in here, but the most impressive part of this album is how consistently musical, and musically interesting, the whole thing is.”

– Nextbop
Full review


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Email jamie AT jamiealexandersmith DOT com.

Ⓒ and Ⓟ 2014–2021 Jamie Alexander Smith. All richts reserved.

Jamie is a member of PRS for Music and PPL.

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