Matthew R. Smith Trio
About Matthew R. Smith Trio
The Matthew R. Smith Trio, consisting of Matthew R. Smith (bass and compositions), John Sheehy (piano), and Eric Ficarra (drums), are proud to bring their exciting and fresh approach of modern jazz to Feinstein’s/54 Below. This thrilling group will be performing music from their debut album, Vernal Equinox, which has no conceptual boundaries and a deep sense of groove, atmosphere, and emotion. The bassist, composer, and leader of the trio, Matthew R. Smith, is a product of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been performing with groups and ensembles of various styles for over a decade. This group is his debut as a leader and showcases his personal voice as a bassist and composer, as well as displays a dynamic and organic approach to the classic jazz trio configuration.