Jazz Singer


Review of album, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To…

"...much of this debut album’s appeal rests with Smith’s ability to get deep under the skin of a song. She proves as adept at breathing new life into tired standards – the title track, the smoking opener It Could Happen To You, plus an utterly beguiling My Foolish Heart – as she does penning new lyrics to instrumentals by Kenny Kirkland, Vince Mendoza and Ralph Towner. The latter features twice on the track list, and the wordless vocalise of the guitarist’s Renewal (from the 1992 Oregon album, Always, Never and Forever) proves one of the album’s standouts.

"Smith’s level of invention and consistently attractive timbral quality never falters for a second. She has the makings of something really quite special."

Peter Quinn, Jazzwise, March 2010

Review of solo gig, Jazznights at The Bell, Clare, Suffolk, 31/10/10

Sophie's rendition of Body and Soul "…was breathtaking… words almost failed us after listening."

David Coxshall, Moreopinions blog

"One of the best performances at the Club for a long time."

Donald Muir