LIVE Event: Richard Smith in-person Performance August 7: 10am-12pm
Richard Smith's thirteen solo recordings have established him as a veteran of the contemporary music world. His recent recording, “Tangos”, was in the top 10 of the indie, world and smooth jazz charts for over 5 months. His recordings feature Brian Bromberg, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Lorber, Alex Acuna, Greg Adams and Dan Siegel, amongst others. His Current single “Let’s Roll” is currently on heavy rotation on SiriusXM Watercolors global radio.
Richard is a tenured, full professor and former Chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar department at the Thornton School of Music at USC in Los Angeles. Students from the program are working professionally from Broadway and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to recording and touring with such luminaries as Chick Corea, Michael Buble, Elton John, Maroon 5, John Mayer, John Legend, Wulfpeck, Jason Mraz, Knower, Moonchild and hit television programs American Idol and Glee.