The Andy Smith Trio

Jazz Trio - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Jazz, Latin
  • Members 3
  • Price Mid-range

The Andy Smith Trio is an Auckland based jazz group that brings a modern and fresh approach to Jazz standards and performs fun arrangements of popular tunes.

Andy Smith has been playing for guitar for more than 12 years and has played in a multitude of groups ranging from Jazz to Rock. In 2008 he graduated with a Masters Degree in Jazz from The New Zealand School of Music.

Russell McNaughton and Stephen Thomas also both studied at Massey University and are very experienced and in demand musicians.

The Andy Smith Trio have a great selection of Jazz and Latin music to cater to your tastes.

We can also perform as a duo with Guitar and bass if you require a smaller setup for your event.


"The Andy Smith Trio are a great band. Very versatile, and totally professional- Highly recommended" They filled the house at CJC and were a hit with the crowd" Roger Manins Creative Jazz Club NZ Creative Jazz Club - 2 February 2011

Andy Smith and The Andy Smith Trio played smooth and sweet jazz sets at our 20th year in business dinner at the French Cafe, French Kitchen private dining room, on Saturday 8th June. It was a night of celebration and achievement, combined with Andy's inspirational guitar playing and the beautiful warm sound of the upright bass it was a night we will remember for a very long time. The best jazz sounds from The Andy Smith Trio. Thanks Andy for a great night, look forward to hearing you again soon. Chris Chong, Redcactus Design. - 8 June 2013

We are overall very content and pleased with the whole booking, and performance. The guys are fantastic musicians and we wish them all the best. Thanks again, And will hopefully be using your services again in the future. Lex Fitness and Grace Astalia - Wedding - 3 December 2016

Wonderful performance! Suited the event perfectly. Recommended. Andrew Wright - Auckland War Memorial Museum - 12 December 2016

The band were awesome! Really friendly and played the perfect tunes to suit the crowd. Would definitely use them again. Jessica Hibbert - Lime & Soda - 6 April 2017

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Audio Samples

Beautiful Love

Without a Song

Unity Village

Song List

A Child is Born - Thad Jones
A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
All Blues - Miles Davis
All the Things You Are- Hammerstein/Kern
Anthropology - Charlie parker
Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
Beautiful Love- Victor Young
Black Orpheus - Louis Bonfi
Blue In Green - Miles Davis
Body and Soul - Johnny Green
Corcovado - A. Jobim
Darn that Dream - Van Heusen
Footprints- Wayne Shorter
Four - Miles Davis
Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
Freedom Jazz Dance- Eddie Harris
Giant Steps - John Coltrane
The Girl from Ipanema - A. Jobim
Green Dolphin Street - Kaper/Washington
Have you met Miss Jones - Rogers and Hart
How Insensitive- A. Jobim
Impressions - Jon Coltrane
Joy Spring - Clifford Brown
Just Friends- Klemmer/Lewis
Meditation - A. Jobim
Misty - Errol Garner
My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers
My Funny Valentine - Rogers/Hart
My Romance - Rogers/Hart
Nardis - Miles Davis
Oleo - Sonny Rollins
Ornithology - Charlie Parker
Prelude to a Kiss - Duke Ellington
Recordame - Joe Henderson
Round Midnight - Thelonius Monk
Someday My Prince Will Come - Frank Chuchill
So What - Miles Davis
Stella by Starlight - Victor Young
Take the “A” Train - Billy Strayhorn
There is no Greater Love - Isham Jones
What is this Thing Called Love - Cole Porter
When I Fall in Love - Victor Young
Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
You Don’t Know What Love Is - Gene De Paul
An many more!!