The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

The Bruce Smith Duo

About Us

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What We Play

  The Bruce Smith Duo is a versatile professional jazz band with a vast repertoire of jazz standards, contemporary jazz, pop and R&B selections as well as ballroom dance music. We also perform "Music Plus" multi-media shows that feature the music and story of artists like Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and the American songbook.   

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Where We Play

  The Bruce Smith Duo has performed in restaurants, lounges and bars in the triangle area like C. Grace, Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, Travinia Italian Kitchen, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Irregardless Cafe, just to name a few.  We also perform private functions all over the triangle area.     

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Performance Calendar

  *These shows involve Bruce and Michael performing with The Jim Ferris Trio · 


  • Wed, Apr 19 - Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Wed, Apr 26 - Travinia Italian Kitchen *
  • Fri, Apr 28 - C. Grace *
  • Sat, Apr 29 - Cary Spring Daze *
  • Sat, Apr 29 - Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse *
  • Tue, May 2 - Imurj *
  • Wed, May 3 - Travinia Italian Kitchen *
  • Tue, May 9 - Private Corporate Event *
  • Wed, May 24 - Travinia Itlsian Kitchen *
  • Fri, May 25 - C. Grace *

Meet The Band

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Bruce Smith - Keyboards & Vocals

Bruce Smith has a BA in Music from East Carolina and an MA in Music from the University of SC. He began his professional music career as a jazz pianist with U.S. Army Bands before becoming a Warrant Officer Bandmaster.   Bruce is currently the Associate Music Director at Genesis Methodist Church.  He is also an accomplished jazz and pop vocalist. His musical influences are jazz, funk, R&B, and blues.  

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Michael McPherson - Drums

Mike is a native of NC and is an exceptional musician who played with the US Army Band and also with Leon Jordan's Continentals (Big Band) for many years. Mike’s rock solid ability to play styles from straight ahead jazz, to funk, to ballroom dance makes him one of the most versatile drummers on the scene today. 

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Book The Band

smithjazz@nc.rr.com

(919)244-0459

Music Samples

Get a feel for our varied styles by listening to some samples of our music at: 

REVERBNATION.COM  

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The Bruce Smith Duo

(919) 244-0459