JON SMITH has been a professional musician for over 40 years and giving public performances since he was 11 years old. He was involved with the development of the first Digital Organ in Germany with HOHNER.
Jon is truly an INTERNATIONAL performer, having entertained thousands of people all over the world, from Shanklin to Toronto, Scarborough to Barbados, U.S.A., Canada, Europe, aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean. He has also worked along with international stars in top cabaret venues and played extensively in the U.K. delighting audiences in Summer Shows on the East Coast and the Isle of Wight.
He has proved to be much in demand playing for Strict Tempo Dancing. His unique style combined with his vocal talents are a rare combination adding a new dimension to both dances and concerts.
His recent concert appearances in the UK have been well received, and although very busy with his highly successful 'JON SMITH DANCE & PARTY BREAKS' and Dances in South Yorkshire he still tries to fit in at least one concert performance per month - see below for concert list.
We are sure that, once you have experienced an evening listening to his unique style, you will want to hear him again and again. Programme to suit all tastes, from classical to pop, jazz and theatre organ.
He has recently produced a CD entitled 'Some Enchanted Evening'.
Another CD which he is very proud of, sees Jon in colaboration with Japanese virtuoso 'Chiho Sunamoto'. '... And I Love Her' features 20 tracks and almost 70 minutes of timeless standards including...
On a Clear Day; Norwegian Wood; Theme from The Odd Couple; A Foggy Day; Here, There and Everywhere; What is This Thing Called Love; Pick Yourself Up; The Summer Knows; Lately; Sweet Georgia Brown; Jupiter; You Raise Me Up
Vocals (C=Chiho, J=Jon):
Quando, Quando, Quando (Duet); If I Loved You (C); The Very Thought of You (C); Isn't it a Pity (C); When October Goes (C)
Shiny Stockings (C); And I Love Her (J); Until It's Time to Go (J)
Jon Smith Dance & Party Breaks....
2017 South Yorkshire Keyboard & Organ Club are running the two holidays profits to help funds for SYO&K Club.
The first at the 3* Victoria Hotel in Torquay from Monday 1st May for 5 days costing £275 pp. half board
The second at The Queens Hotel Llandudno 25th September
For more information or to make a booking for either holiday call Jon Smith on 0796 722 9094 or Lilian Collinson on 01 909 56 2639 alternatively email Jon firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2018|
|February 21st||Llay Organ Society (more details)|
& Chiho Sunamoto
|March 7th||Association of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)|
Evening Concert with Chiho Sunamoto
|March 8th||Association of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)|
Lunchtime Duets with David Ingley
|March 18th||Aldermaston Concert Centre|
|May 17th||Harrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club|
|June 24th||Music for the North East|
|June 27th||Faversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts|
|July 26th||Kingswinford and District Organ Society (more details)|
& Chiho Sunamoto
|Concerts in 2019|
|January 9th||Lincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society|
|January 20th||Aldermaston Concert Centre|
|March 9th||Astoria Centre|
|March 15th||Christ Church Parish Centre NE29 0LW (more details)|
Memorial Recital for Chiho Featuring Viv McLean
|March 19th||Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)|
In place of Elizabeth Harrison who is unexpectedly unavailable
|March 20th||Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club|
|March 25th||Derby Organ and Keyboard Club|
|April 2nd||Bexley Music Club|
|April 4th||North Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)|
This replaces the previously advertised concert
|April 11th||York Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)|
With Glyn Madden, a ‘Tribute to Chiho Sunamoto’
|April 16th||South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)|
|April 25th||Gainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club|
|May 8th||Horsham MelodyTimes Concerts|
|May 31st||Sheppey Organ Club|
|June 14th||Ascot Organ and Keyboard Club|
|June 17th||Hull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)|
|June 27th||Stockport Organ & Keyboard Club|
|July 18th||Harrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club|
|July 25th||Bournemouth Pavilion|
|August 11th||Swineshead Charity Concerts (more details)|
|August 22nd||Musical Breaks (more details)|
Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno
|October 2nd||Grimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club|
|October 8th||Withernsea Organ Society|
|October 14th||Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club|
|November 5th||Eastbourne Piano and Keyboard Club|
|November 25th||Leyland In Tune|
|December 19th||Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club|