J. Smith is an organist, harpsichordist and musicologist based in the North
East of England and in Scotland. He combines musicology with performance as an
organist, recorder and continuo player, specialising in early keyboard music by
composers from England and the Netherlands and in improvisation.
is situated in the Early Modern, specialising in English instrumental music of
the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. He has expertise in the
critical editing of music, and as a performer has several recordings to his
September 2018, he moved from the University of Aberdeen to take up the post of
Founding Head of Music at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.