A Jamaican-American from Prince George's County, Maryland with a passion for God and music, Jaquay Smith (JAQ) is a storyteller, wrapping big ideas and concepts into small bite-sized packages. From Music Matters with JAQ content and choral music to books and singer-songwriter tunes, Jaquay's goal is to use multiple mediums to spread the love of Jesus to every soul on the planet. Her stories are imaginative, bringing ideas and inspiration from her personal Faith, traditions, family, and nature.
Smith has a BA in Economics from University of Maryland College Park and a MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she isn't working on her own projects, you can find her singing with local choirs, artists, and composers, hiking with her dog, Gizmo, cooking allergy-friendly food, and watching Sci-Fi and Fantasy films.
Chamber Ensemble Scores Available
Earthen Vessels (for Wind Quintet) - animated video included
Reimagine the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Jaquay Smith's first published book, 'The Greatest King That Is.' With colorful pages and syncopated rhymes, this original, fast-paced retelling of the ultimate love story will transport you to another time. Available in eBook and paperback formats.