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Listed below are program highlights for recent, current, and upcoming seasons. If you are interested in attending one of these performances and/or hiring Jordan P. Smith to perform at your concert or event, please contact him by e-mail.

Upcoming Performances

June 28 - July 5, 2017 — Germany Tour
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir performance tour of Leipzig, Halle, Potsdam and Berlin. Performances to include Peterskirche in Leipzig and Zwinglikirche in Berlin!

February 11-12, 2018 — Union College, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) Residency featuring concerts, lectures and more.

2017

May 21, 2017, 7 pmWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Spring Large Ensemble Concert. Dr. Smith to conduct the YOCJ Saxophone Choir. Works TBD.

April 6, 2017St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) to perform concert. Pieces TBA.

April 2, 2017, 3 pmPlainsboro Recreation and Cultural Center, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Spring Small Ensemble Concert. Dr. Smith to conduct the Saxophone Ensemble. Works TBD.

March 25, 2017, 2:30 pmLincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) to perform concert as part of the Lincoln Center's Yearly Concert Series. MSQ joins the Library's year-long celebration of pioneering women artists with concert of works by Katerina Kramarchuk, Joan Tower, Hilary Tann, Paule Maurice, Jennifer Higdon and others.

March 18, 2017Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Maurice Ravel: Bolero (soprano and tenor saxophone), Chiu-Tze Lin, conducting

January 22, 2017, 7 pmThe College of New Jersey, Kendall Hall, Ewing, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Winter Large Ensemble Concert. Dr. Smith will conduct the YOCJ Saxophone Choir on the 7pm concert. Works to include Serenade for Strings (mvt.1) by Dvorak (arr. Bricault) and Moderato and Allegro by Erland von Koch.

2016

December 11, 2016, 3 pmThe College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Winter Small Ensembles Concert. Dr. Smith will conduct the Saxophone Ensemble. Works TBD.

November 12, 2016Sparkill Union Art Center, Sparkill, NY
Concert organized by Pianist Irena Portenko with guest saxophonist Dr. Jordan Smith and Soprano Elisabeth Halliday. Dr. Smith to perform Yun Shen Chu (In the Depth of the Clouds) by Pei Lu and I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Ellwood Derr.

September 18, 2016First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, Hamilton Square, NJ
Chamber music concert with violinist Larisa Epps and pianist Julie Caudle. Works by Canfield, Hartley, Lunde, Bonneau, and more!

May 22, 2016, 7 pmWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir to perform Gustav Holst's St. Paul's Suite (arr. Bricault), and various other works.

May 14, 2016Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir performance of TBD works. Also on the concert are the YOCJ Wind Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra and more!

April 17, 2016, 3 pmPlainsboro Recreation and Cultural Center, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) "Choirs" Concert. The performance will feature groups such as the Woodwind Choir, Brass Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Saxophone Ensemble. Saxophone Ensemble to perform works by Mendelssohn, Grainger, and Marenzio.

March 11, 2016Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY
Concert of music by composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian Composer Volodymyr Runchak. Manhattan Saxophone Quartet to give the U.S. premiere of Against all Hope, I Hope and Epoch Duo to give the U.S. premiere of SAX (tête-à-tête) by Volodymyr Runchak.

February 2, 2016, 7 pmPrinceton University, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Winter Concert featuring the Saxophone Choir (conducted by Dr. Smith) and Symphonic Orchestra. Saxophone Choir to perform works by Verdi, Piazzolla, and Grainger.

January 15-16, 201638th International Saxophone Symposium, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Epoch Duo to premiere Breath(e) by Dave Molk and perform Quinn Collins' Dart.

2015

December 13, 2015, 3 pmThe College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) "choirs" concert featuring the Saxophone Ensemble (conducted by Dr. Smith), Woodwind Choir, Brass Choir, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Choir, and Percussion Ensemble. Saxophone Ensemble to perform works by Gershwin, Mozart, and Dowland.

December 6, 2015Princeton Alliance Church, Plainsboro, NJ
Dr. Smith performs as the Tenor Saxophonist for Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé Suite with the Bravura Philharmonic. To learn more, read Dr. Smith's article about this piece.

September 27, 2015, 3 pmFirst Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, Hamilton Square, NJ
Joint recital with violinist Larisa Epps with guest artists James Adler and Julie Caudle on Piano. Works by Maurice, Eychenne, Chambers, Adler and more.

May 17, 2015, 7 pmWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir to give the US premiere of Daniel Muck's Araneum. Additional works by Whitacre and Gottschalk to be performed, as well.

May 9, 2015, 2 pmOcean City Music Pier, Ocean City, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir performing works by Gottschalk, Marenzio, and Fillmore.

April 21, 2015, 6 pmCornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY
Chamber concert with renowned pianist James Adler and flutist Cain-Oscar Bergeron. Dr. Smith to perform Reverie, Interrupted with Mr. Adler.

April 19, 2015, 3 pmPlainsboro Cultural Center, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Ensemble performance of works by Baksa, Grieg, and Grainger.

April 1, 2015New Brunswick Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series, First Reformed Church of New Brunswick, NJ
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) returns to this recital series with a concert of standard and transcribed favorites.

February 28, 2015Dynamic Music Festival, New York University, Frederick Loewe Theater, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) to premiere a new work by Kyle Tieman-Strauss.

February 1, 2015Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir's Winter Concert with the YOCJ Symphony Orchestra. Sax Choir to premiere Jonathon Russell's Supra for saxophone ensemble.

2014

December 14, 2014, 3 pmThe College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Small Ensembles' Fall Concert featuring the Saxophone Ensemble, etc.

November 11, 2014, 7:30 pm — Benzaquen Hall at the DiMenna Center, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) to perform The Revivalist by Alex Burtzos and Three Pieces by Rex Isenberg on a concert of various works by both composers.

November 1, 2014, 2:30 pmLincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (MSQ) will present a performance of Saxophone Quartet works celebrating Adolphe Sax's 200th birthday.

October 17, 2014, 8 pmManhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Performance of One Final Gyre by Alex Burtzos on a concert of his music.

October 11, 2014, 7 pmPaul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
Duo concert with saxophonist Dan Kochersberger featuring the premiere of One Final Gyre by Alex Burtzos and other works by Quinn Collins, Evan Chambers, and more.

June 27 - July 6, 2014 — European Tour
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir tour of Europe, including Prague and Vienna.

May 18, 2014West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir Spring Performance featuring works by Ives (arr. Cohen), Whitacre (arr. Tessa Berger), and Hartley.

May 10, 2014Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir to perform works by Grainger, Sibelius, and Mendelssohn.

May 4, 2014Founders Day, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir performance of works by Ives, Mendelssohn, and Hartley.

May 2, 2014Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
Dr. Jordan Smith performs David Froom's Flying High.

April 6, 2014Plainsboro Cultural Center, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) "Choirs Concert" featuring the YOCJ Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Percussion ensemble.

March 30, 2014, 3 pmChurch of the Intercession, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet will present a program of works by Bach, Glass, and Stambaugh along with the Uptown Brass Quintet. The two ensembles will combine at the end of the concert to premier a work by Rex Isenberg for saxophone quartet and brass quintet.

January 26, 2014Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Winter Concert. Saxophone choir to perform works by Vaughan-Williams and Dvorak.

2013

December 8, 2013The College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Small Ensembles Concert. Saxophone ensemble to perform works by Hartley and Israel.

November 18, 2013Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall, New York, NY
Premiere of Mark Stambaugh's Street of Apparitions by the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

October 6, 2013Harrisburg Wednesday Club, Location TBA
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet performance of works by Glazunov, Bach, Bozza, Noon and more

September 22, 2013Princeton University Presidential Ceremony, Princeton, NJ
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia winds performance of various works (tenor saxophone)

July 26, 2013Rutgers University Band and Orchestra Camp, New Brunswick, NJ
Performance of the Rutgers Band and Orchestra Camp Saxophone Ensemble, performing works by Sibelius (arr. Bricault) and more

July 24-26, 2013Rutgers University Band and Orchestra Camp, New Brunswick, NJ
Saxophone Instructor, Saxophone Ensemble director

June 23 - July 14, 2013Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA
Summer residency as saxophone instructor, chamber music coach, audition committee and recruiter.

May 19, 2013, 7 pmWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Spring Concert featuring the YOCJ Saxophone Choir performing works by Caravan, Taggart, and a new work by Adrienne Albert. Jordan P. Smith to perform Clare Grundman's Concertante for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble.

May 4, 2013Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir and other YOCJ Ensembles to perform at Ocean City, NJ music pier.

May 3, 2013Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Performance of Michael Colgrass' Urban Requiem for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble.

April 28, 2013, 1-6 pmCommuniversity, Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) Saxophone Choir performance of Adrienne Albert's Proclamation and Paul Dukas' Fanfare from La Peri.

April 21, 2013 — Plainsboro, NJ
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) "Choirs" Concert, featuring the YOCJ Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Choir, and Saxophone Ensemble.

March 15-16, 2013Salem State University, Salem, MA
Lecture on "The Use of the Saxophone in the Operas of Jules Massenet" at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 8 Conference. In addition to discussing Massenet's works, other 19th century French operatic works which include the saxophone will be discussed, as well.

March 1-2, 2013Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Solo performance of Alfred Reed's Ballade for alto saxophone and concert band. Conductor of the Co-Premiere of a new work for Saxophone Ensemble by Adrienne Albert with the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Choir and the Hartwick College Saxophone Ensemble. Masterclass with Hartwick College and Community Saxophonists to be given by Jordan Smith.

January 27, 2013West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Performance of Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Choir and Saxophone Ensemble, performing works by Dankner, Debussy, Grieg, and Morley.

2012

December 11, 2012Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Schare Recital Hall, New Brunswick, NJ
Lecture on "The Use of the Saxophone in the Operas of Jules Massenet"

December 2, 2012Princeton Alliance Church, Plainsboro, NJ
Alto saxophonist for the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra; performing Georges Bizet, L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1

November 11, 2012Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet Premiere of works by Quinn Collins, Inhyun Kim, David Noon

September 23, 2012St. Aedan's Church, Jersey City, NJ
Performance of James Adler's Reverie, Interrupted as part of the "Music From Within" faculty program for St. Peter's University with James Adler, piano

May 9, 2012New Brunswick Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series, First Reformed Church of New Brunswick, NJ
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet recital of diverse contemporary and transcribed works for saxophone quartet

April 23, 2012Rutgers University, Schare Recital Hall, New Brunswick, NJ
Chamber recital of works by Albright, Copland, Noon, and Jacobi

March 25, 2012Rutgers University, Mason Gross Extension Division Faculty Recital, New Brunswick, NJ
Performance of Reverie, Interrupted by James Adler, composer performing

March 17, 2012The College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
Performance of Robert Young McMahan's Saxophone Quartet as part of TCNJ's new music week program

March 9, 2012 Cafe Orwell, Brooklyn, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet concert featuring Inhyun Kim's Saxophone Quartet; other works TBD

February 11, 2012 Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, NY
Premiere of a new quartet by David Noon, other works by Vigeland, Jacob T.V., Pierné, and more

January 20-21, 2012 International Saxophone Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
World premiere of Jeff Nytch's Four Winds, written for the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

January 22, 2012West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Conductor for the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Ensemble and Saxophone Choir, performing works by Kastner, Hartley, Dowland, and Brahms

2011

December 22, 2011Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Saxophonist for excerpts from Jules Massenet's Werther,“Pourquoi me réveiller”

October 29, 2011Rutgers University, Schare Recital Hall, New Brunswick, NJ
Recital of works for solo saxophone by Turnage, Jacob T.V., Denisov, Rogers, and more

October 16, 2011Rutgers University, Mason Gross Extension Division Faculty Recital, New Brunswick, NJ
Performance of Two Memorials by Mark-Anthony Turnage

October 2, 2011Harrisburg Wednesday Club, Harrisburg, PA
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet performing a concert of celebrated saxophone quartet standards and transcriptions

May 22, 2011Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Conductor of performances by the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Ensemble and Saxophone Choir

May 7, 2011New York University, New York, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet performance of Mark Engebretson's Deleriade for Flute and Saxophone Quartet

May 4 & 5, 2011William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Part of the 8th annual "Hindemithon," a festival devoted to the life and works of composer Paul Hindemith
Performance of Hindemith's Konzertstuck with Dr. James Noyes

April 24, 2011Christ Church, Manhasset, NY
Performance of James Whitbourn's Mass for Choir, Organ, and Soprano Saxophone

April 12, 2011Yamaha Piano Salon, New York, NY
Performance of Reverie, Interrupted with composer James Adler, piano

April 4, 2011Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Diverse recital program of works by Larsen, Downes, Chance, Decruck, and more
Featuring: soprano vocalist, Rachel Hall; timpanist, Uijoung Ryu; and the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

March 28, 2011 Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Premiere of Rex Isenberg's Three Pieces for Saxophone Quartet by the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

March 19, 2011 Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point, NY
Manhattan Saxophone Quartet performance of Marc Consoli's Two Abstractions

February 3, 2011 The College of New Jersey, Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
Program to include world premier quartet work by Dr. Robert McMahan; other works TBA

January 7-8, 2011Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, Washington D.C.
Premiere of Two Abstractions for Saxophone Quartet by Marc-Antonio Consoli and peformance of David Froom's Quartet
Performance by the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

2010

December 9, 2010Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Performance by the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (works TBA)

November 7, 2010 Rutgers University, Mason Gross Extension Division Faculty Recital, New Brunswick, NJ
Performance of San Antonio by John Harbison

August 20 & 28, 2010French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY
Alto saxophonist for Gershwin's American in Paris

August 7, 2010French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY
Alto saxophone soloist with French Woods Orchestra for performance of Mussorgsky/Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition

July 15, 2010French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY
Conductor of French Woods Saxophone Ensemble with works by Sousa, Caravan, etc.

May 12, 2010Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Entitled "Music of 1924," this concert program included Villa-Lobos' Choros No.7 for winds, violin and cello, and tam-tam

April 28, 2010Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Premiere of new adaptation of New York Gardens for viola, tenor saxophone, and piano by Adrienne Albert

April 22, 2010Yale University School of Music, New Haven, CT
Performance by the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet of a work for saxophone quartet and electronics by Andy Akiho

April 10-11, 2010New World Symphony, Adrienne Arsht Center / Knight Concert Hall, Miami, Fl
Soprano/alto saxophonist for performance of Aaron Copland's Piano Concerto
Conductor – Michael Tilson Thomas; Piano – Jeremy Denk

March 31, 2010Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
MSM Saxophone Quartet concert featuring works by Maslanka, Florio, Bozza, etc.

February 25, 2010Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall, New York, NY
World premier of Reverie, Interrupted for tenor saxophone and piano by James Adler (written and dedicated to Mr. Smith)
Watch a Video of the Performance  |  View a picture of Mr. Smith and Mr. Adler

February 23, 2010Saint Peter's Church, New York, NY
Premier of PollyPiano for saxophone quartet and piano by Tamara Cashour
Part of the New York Composers Circle concert series

February 20, 2010New World Symphony, Knight Concert Hall, Miami, Fl
Alto saxophonist for performance of Gershwin’s American in Paris

January 7, 2010Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts, East Orange, NJ
Masterclass on saxophone history and tone/intonation techniques

2009

December 2009Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Conductor for performance of Aaron Colandís Quiet City

November 2009Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Premier of Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano by Steve Cohen (written and dedicated to Mr. Smith)

July 2009French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY
Conductor of French Woods Saxophone Ensemble with works by Wirth, Grainger and Sousa

July 2009French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY
Performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

April 2009New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
MSM Saxophone Quartet performance featuring a variety of works

April 2009Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Performance of Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite

April 2009North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 8 Conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Duo performance of Murasaki No Fuchi with saxophonist Wonki Lee

2008

July 2008New York Summer Music Festival, Oneonta, NY
Featured soloist, Urban Carvalhoís Song and Dance

2007

July 2007Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
Premiere of Evolutions for saxophone ensemble by Marilyn Shrude

April 2007The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Featured soloist, Henri Tomasiís Ballade for Saxophone and Orchestra

 

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