Enoch Smith Jr

Enoch's Woodshed Article in Downbeat Magazine

Pop aims at your heart and your head and squarely finds both marks... turning one of the most covered songs in pop history into a spiritual journey into faith. ”


A humble piano player in his community church quietly released the salvation of jazz, and its future, on May 19, 2015.”


Smiths' piano is a joy... A favorite of the year.”


Mr. Smith sang in his clear, soulful voice... The sentiment behind that lyric flowed across generations...”

Nate Chinen- NY Times

"Wheels Up" is a straight-ahead post-bop number with the kind of memorable hook that invites others to interpret this composition in the years to come.”

All About Jazz

DOWNLOAD Article Enoch's downbeat article on the relationship between Gospel and Jazz. 745 KB

Sweepin Through The City from "Misfits II POP"

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"Misfits II: Pop aims at your heart and your head and squarely finds both marks."
- Chris M. Slawecki, All About Jazz

"Enoch Smith Jr serves up an impressive mix of hip mainstream jazz and urban R&B."
- George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“An artist to put on your radar”
—  W. Kim Heron, Detroit Metro Times

“...There's a groundswell that's building for Smith and I don't want to miss it.”
—  Anthony Dean Harris, NextBop

“...stellar sophomore effort.”
—  D. Oscar Groomes, O's Place Jazz Magazine

“Completely lacking in pretention and totally full of joy.”
—  Jason Crane, The Jazz Session

“….engagingly melodic compositional work…the vernacular spoken here is fresh and original and thoroughly enjoyable music.”
—  TheJazzPage.com

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