Jazz trumpeter and singer Jumaane Smith trained at the Juilliard School of Music 2001-2005 with Wynton Marsalis as his primary teacher. Jumaane's credits include 5 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, performances at The White House, on the Grammy Awards with Stevie Wonder, on the Today Show, Tonight Show, Oprah Show, Good Morning America and American Idol. Albums featuring Jumaane have sold more than 40 million copies. Jumaane has also collaborated with Quincy Jones, and Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and many others. Since 2005 Jumaane has toured and recorded extensively with Michael Bublé and currently performs with Harry Connick Jr.’s band on the syndicated daytime TV show "Harry". In 2013 Smith toured as guest soloist for Jackie Evancho’s, “Songs of the Silver Screen” world tour.
As a composer, Smith has scored music for the films, “Handsome Harry” and “Being In The World”.
Jumaane released his critically acclaimed debut album, "I Only Have Eyes For You" in 2014, features special guests Michael Bublé, Jackie Evancho and Naturally 7.
"Jumaane is a very special artist, a guy who is managing to be a unique and irresistibly creative voice at a time when most players are simply trying to imitate their favorite…” Don Heckman (LA Times, Downbeat Magazine)
“A terrific and prodigious trumpeter.” - Will Friedwald (Wall Street Journal)