© 2017 by Preston Smith

Recent Awards


IMA Nominee Jazz/Funk Album
Independent Music Awards - Lincoln Center NY 


Finalist "Meatballin"
USA Song Writing Competition

Finalist "Endless Melodies"
Great American Song Contest

Artist of the Year
Album of the Year - On the Surface
Band of the Year
Song of the Year - Wondering
Best New Male Artist of the Year
Best Instrumental Recording - Highway 59
Best Jazz Recording - Wondering
Best Jazz Band - In the Pocket
Best R&B Recording - Naturally
Indie Music Channel Awards  - Hollywood, CA 2017


Best Jazz Recording "I funked it up"
 The 2nd Annual Radio Music Awards - Indie Music Channel 

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Based in Houston, TX
Founded in 2000
Genre: Contemporary Jazz 
Label: Innervision Records

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Indie Artist/Innervision Records
Preston Smith
713 429-7031
preston@prestonsmithjazz.com
BIO

Innervision recording artist, Preston Smith, is rocking the world of smooth jazz! His latest album release, On the Surface, was on the 2018 Grammy ballot for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year, and was a final nominee at the IMA Awards for Best Jazz/Funk Album held in the Lincoln Center on March 31st. Smith also won awards at the 2017 Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood, California for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and six other major awards. His single Endless Melodies was a finalist in The Great American Song Contest and his song Meatballin was a finalist in the USA Song Writing Competition. He also won Best Jazz Recording at the 2nd Annual Radio Music Awards in 2016 for his single “I Funked It Up”, while “Meatballin’” spent two weeks at #1 on the charts at FM96.9 The Oasis and was the #1 most added single on groovejazzmusic.com. Both “Meatballin’” and “Wondering” were the #3 most added singles for smooth jazz on the Nielsen Billboard.

Preston performs regularly around the Houston area hosting the Saturday Jazz Brunch at Houston’s House of Blues and hosting Sunday Evening Jazz at The Cellar Door Winery. He was also the host of Straight Ahead Jazz Night at the famous Red Cat Jazz Cafe in downtown Houston which has a long history of showcasing jazz artists of various genres. He has performed at various festivals throughout the gulf coast including the Red Cat Jazz Festival in September 2017 and the Balconies Heights Jazz Festival with Phillip “Doc” Martin. He has also performed at festivals throughout the nation including the One World Jazz Festival, UNC Jazz Festival, and the Montana Traditional Jazz Festival. In 2002 Preston was invited by the owner of the New Orleans Saints, Tom Benson, to perform the national anthem solo before the game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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2018 Tour Schedule

Jan 13-14        San Antonio, TX
Jan 26                      Anaheim, CA
Jan 28                   Seal Beach, CA 
Feb 3-4                         Dallas, TX
Feb 17-19            Las Vegas, NV
Mar 16-18                  Denver, CO
Mar 31               Philadelphia, PA
April 1             New York City, NY
April 6                       Gunnison, CO
April 7              Crested Butte, CO
April 13-15                    Dallas, TX
Apr 20-22                      Dallas, TX
May 19                               Katy, TX
June 1                         Houston, TX
June 29-30                  Detroit, MI