1) Jazz pianist active since the 1970s
2) Reggae singer 1) Michael Joseph Smith is an American jazz composer and pianist born in born in Tiline, Kentucky. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia and he resides in Sweden. At the age of 6 years, he gave his first concert of original solo piano music in Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Navy and gave lectures and performances in mid-western America while continuing his study of piano technique.