A Jamaican-American from Prince George's County, Maryland with a passion for God and music, JAQ (Jaquay Smith) 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, JAQ'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 walk, traditions, family, and nature.
Smith has a BA in Economics from UMD and a MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently a full member of the CASW Symphonic Chorus, and loves to hike with her dog, Gizmo, cook allergy-friendly food, and watch 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.