i . j . s m i t h – jazz combo

The i.j. smith combo plays straight ahead Jazz standards, classics to bebop, and can be tailored for ANY event, cocktail party, dinner, wedding reception, bar-mitzvah or corporate event. Whether it’s a quiet dinner that requires just the right touch of ambience or a festive occasion, we can suit many needs and volume settings. Servicing the San Francisco Bay area and surrounding counties.



I.J. Smith Jazz Combo specializes in playing Jazz classics from the Golden Era of Jazz and Bebop – including standards from Great American Songbook composers/artists such as:

Cole Porter * Duke Ellington * Count Basie * Ben Webster * Billie Holiday * Charlie Parker * Dizzy Gillespie * Thelonious Monk * Miles Davis * Chet Baker * The Modern Jazz Quartet * Bill Evans * Dave Brubeck * Antonio Carlos Jobim * Stan Getz * John Coltrane * Charles Mingus * Wayne Shorter * Michael Brecker * Chick Corea *George Gershwin * Jerome Kern * Irving Berlin * Rodgers & Hart *Herbie Hancock * Stanley Turrentine * Jimmy Smith * Bobby Timmons * Art Blakey * Freddie Hubbard * Wes Montgomery * Cannonball Adderley *Cedar Walton * Ray Brown *and many more…

I.J. Smith Jazz Combo clients/venues played include:

Wayfare Tavern * Steinbeck Center * Google * MOMA * Craigslist * Asana * Terrace Room (Oakland) * Legion of Honor * Mechanics Bank * Moscone Center * Saint Francis Hotel * Presidio Officers Club * San Francisco Fairmont * The Box (SF) * Tivoli Chateau * de Young Museum * University Club (Palo Alto) … and many others, including private cocktail parties, wedding receptions and wineries.