Matt Smiley

Matt Smiley (b. 1985, Staunton, VA) is a bassist, composer and educator that has performed in a variety of musical settings over the last fifteen years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry with a Jazz Studies minor from James Madison University and a Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. An avid and enthusiastic musician, Smiley has performed both nationally and internationally throughout the country, and at the Montreux, North Sea, and Montreal Jazz Festivals.

Currently, Smiley resides in Fort Collins, Colorado where he performs jazz weekly with the Subterraneans at Ace Gillett’s and every Sunday morning at Jay’s Bistro with the Bacon and Eggs Trio.