SMARTassMusic is a small independent music company, run by professional musician James (Jim) Treweek and provides high quality production music, original composition and written music arrangements.
Frustrated by the consistently poor quality written arrangements that most “jobbing” musicians have to work with, SMARTassMusic was formed in 2000 in order to provide clear, intelligent, cost effective written arrangements to musicians and producers. We now provide written music for studio recording, theatre and concerts around the world and our stock music used in videos and broadcasts in most countries.
James trained classically in Piano & Clarinet and studied Jazz at University with Leon Cohen-one of the UK’s most knowledgeable Jazz musicians and an experienced film and TV composer and arranger.
After gaining a degree in Music he returned to Middlesex University to teach Jazz piano for a further 7 years.
James has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz club in Dean Street, The Ritz, The London Palladium, The Hippodrome & was musical director for the “Rat Pack” band for David Beckham……(with Elton John as support).
Other work includes the “Sugababes“, Michael Gray and Sky TV.
James has performed in venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and the London Palladium (this video is at The Hippodrome, Leicester Square) and has been lucky enough to have worked with some of Britain’s greatest Jazz artists, including:
Pete King, Alan Barnes, John Etheridge, Jim Mullen, Gerard Presencer, Stan Sulzmann, Derek Nash, Bobby Wellins, Rex Richardson, Mark Lockhart, Mick Hutton,Clark Tracey, London Musici, & Anita Wardell.