DOWNBEAT JAZZ MAGAZINE
25 For The Future – A New Generation of Trumpeters Pave the Way for Jazz’s Next Innovations
Trumpeters featured in this section include: Maurice Brown, AvishaiCohen, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gilbert Castellanos, Christian Scott, Matt Shulman, Jumaane Smith…..
Kudos have to be given to Buble for not over-emoting on Georgia, a song that often brings out the worst in singers. He played it straight, even let trumpet player Jumaane Smith take over the spotlight on a fiery solo. That was probably the last serious highlight
BY TOM MURRAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
The Sacramento Bee
Among the evening’s highlights were Georgia with an excellent trumpet solo by Jumaane Smith August 26,2010
Some of the best moments came when Buble’s Big Boy Band took over, especially some Maynard Ferguson -inspired trumpet work by Jumaane Smith .
July 8, 2010
Sun-Sentinel – Mar 13, 2010
A tender “Georgia on My Mind” soared and was elevated higher by a lovely solo from lead trumpet player Jumaane Smith.
The young and ultra-talented Jumaane Smith was on trumpet.
By Timothy Stout April 26, 2004
London Evening Standard
25-year-old Seattle trumpeter Jumaane Smith was blowing like a young Woody Shaw
by Jack Massarik 21 Aug 2006
Wall Street Journal’s Will Freidwald
calls Jumaane Smith’s talent “surprising”