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Guitarist and Composer

Guitarist/composer Stan Smith is an assistant professor of music in the Jazz Studies / Music Industry Program at Capital University in Columbus where he has been the head of the jazz/contemporary guitar curriculum since 1978.

He is also on the staff of the National Guitar Workshop.

As a guitarist he was a member of the Moacir Santos band in Los Angeles, and as a band leader here in Columbus has accompanied various artists such as Ali Ryerson, Mark Vinci and David Amram as well as performing regionally in clubs, concerts, and festivals.

 

As a composer he has received Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

 

Smith's compositions have been performed internationally and recorded by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Michael Cox, The Keith Henson Octet, The Afro Rican Ensemble and Spectrum. He is featured as guitarist and composer on Madrugada's self titled CD on the COJAZZ label.

 

Stan's Bio Summary

Stan Smith is an associate professor of music in the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where he has been the head of the jazz/contemporary guitar curriculum since 1978.

 

Recordings under his own name include Pathways and No Discussion on the COJAZZ label. He is featured as guitarist, composer, and co-producer on Madrugada┬╣s self-titled debut CD also on COJAZZ.

 

Smith┬╣s book Jazz Harmony on the Guitar; A Linear/Structural Approach is published by Hal Leonard. As a guitarist he was a member of the Moacir Santos band in Los Angeles, and has accompanied various artists such as Ali Ryerson, David Amram, Mark Vinci and David Ornette Cherry performing in clubs, concerts, and festivals.

 

Smith is also the guitarist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as well as pit orchestras for Broadway Series productions.

 

As a composer he has received Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. His compositions have been performed internationally and recorded by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Spectrum, The Afro Rican Ensemble and Nova Madrugada. His CD Silent Memory is available for digital download at artofliferecords.com

 

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