Neddy Smith’s primary goal is to bring a new generation of music lovers to the attention of what’s cool about Jazz once again and thus return them to the pleasures of listening and appreciating freshly brewed contemporary Jazz compositions with a difference.
Neddy Smith is a professional musician and CEO at NedGJean International Inc. Born in Jamaica and reside in Norwalk, Connecticut with his wife. He holds an MA from the University of Phoenix in Adult Education and Distant Learning. Neddy is also a composer, music producer, songwriter, bassist, and bandleader; he has led various groups in Connecticut, New York City, and a music ministry on Long Island. Presently, he’s pursuing another of his lifelong dreams to become a published author and a poet.
He’s traveled extensively around the world not only as an artist but also as a corporate training instructor who taught broadcast graphics while still working as a recording artist and a performer with some of the world’s best musicians such as, Eric Gale, Hue Masakela, Ernest Ranglin, Freddie Waits, and many others.
He has taught and mentored various young instrumentalists’ musicianship, groomed talents, produced and trained vocalists to become their best as recording artists. Neddy has composed and written his music not only in a traditional style but also incorporates his vast international experiences in each of his three major CD releases. They are, TURNAROUND, MOOD SWING, and the current album, BLUE MONDAY, with his (EastWestTrio), featuring (Michiro Negishi) recently submitted to the 59th Grammy’s® for consideration.
Neddy is currently back in the studio working on recording several new projects for release in the 2017-2020 season. Additionally, he’s in the process of working on getting his first novel published, titled, Valerie Palmary: A SMALL-TOWN GIRL which is currently in the hands of a world-class, trusted and competent editor.
Neddy’s primary goal is to bring a new generation of authors, poets, composers/songwriters and music lovers to the attention of indie music. He also desires to demonstrate what’s fresh and new about experiencing various genres of words and music throughout the world including Reggae and Jazz and thus return them to the pleasures of listening and appreciating a fresh brewed of contemporary musical expressions and the sounds of compositions with a difference.
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Neddy stop production on his Bursting Out CD to begin working on MOOD SWING, the title track of his new album which’s currently in worldwide distribution.
Neddy is very pleasant and deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Reggae and other musical cultures around the world.
That is why it was such a joy for him to compose newer, pleasant and exciting melodies for his most modern Jazz contemporary music that was released December 2013.
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