About Mike Smith Saxophonist

Hi, and welcome to my site.

Here is a little bit of background info on who I am and what can do for you.

I'm a UK based saxophonist with many years of experience in all areas of live performance.

I can work as a soloist, or as part of a band depending on your requirements.
I teach at LIPA, and also offer private tuition from home or via Skype.
Having started to play at the age of 12 (so that I could escape Maths lessons on a Tuesday), I graduated from LIPA in 2005 with a first class honors degree in music.
So far I have worked with the likes of Steve Winwood, Sandi Thom, Tavares, Craig David and Kid Creole to name a few.

After releasing my debut album in 2009, I formed a band under my own name: 
Mike Smith's "Ginger Tunes Quartet" have been busy playing the jazz venues & festivals of the UK.


Latest Album:

Mersey Mersey Mersey

by mike smith saxophonist

This album is a reflection of Merseyside. It is a celebration of the city that has given me, and so many others a life in music. With its diverse cultural roots and chequered history, Liverpool has retained its defiant humour and will always be the home of artistic mischief. This is a sentiment worth celebrating, and one we hope to have captured in the live recording of this album. Each player brought their sense of fun and good humour to the studio, and you can hear it in every note.

With thanks to liverpooljazz and all the musicians on this album for their talent and enthusiasm for the project.