Friends, I’m happy to announce the release of two new recordings of original music, Play It Forward, Volume One and Play It Forward, Volume Two, with the Anthony Smith Quintet.

> Anthony Smith Quintet EPK (download .pdf)

Other upcoming projects include the publishing of my latest book, “Masters of the Vibes: Conversations with Great, Living Jazz Vibraphonists.” Release date TBA soon.
Also, I’ll be teaming up again soon with my good friend, vibraphonist Tony Miceli, to do a follow-up double vibes record (our first one was called California Here We Come), and a West Coast tour in spring/summer 2016. Details coming soon.

"... a great pianist who has now emerged as an equally remarkable vibraphonist, Anthony Smith is a highly creative musician who is taking his considerable pianistic knowledge and transferring it to the vibraphone... and he's doing it in a really cool way! I love the clarity in Anthony's harmonic approach.

"Play It Forward" is definitely a record jazz fans and vibes players need to check out. It's great playing by world class players, great music, great solos, but most importantly, I had FUN listening to it. I can't say that about all the CDs I own. In jazz, we need music that draws new listeners in. The Anthony Smith Quintet's new double recording, "Play It Forward," is going to do just that.

-Tony Miceli, founder of, international vibraphonist and clinician "