datum: zondag 25 juni 2017
Van 16.00 uur tot 19.00 uur.Entree gratis.Keuken open vanaf 17.00 uur.
Richard Smith-gitaar(USA) wederom te gast in Rue de la Gare.
Met o.a.: Sietse Huisman-drums, Tico Pierhagen-toetsen, Xander Huisman-bas
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY 2015
Richard Smith's Thirteen solo recordings have established him as a veteran of the contemporary music world - with critical success on every one of his releases. His albums have garnished praise such as “Best Contemporary Jazz Guitar Album” (Tune Up Magazine), a nomination for “Record of the Year” (Ad Lib Magazine), and “Best New Artist” (Radio & Records Magazine). His album 'S...OuLIDIFIED' spent 17 weeks in the top 10 for radio airplay of American contemporary jazz radio (Radio and Records Magazine) and 3 weeks at number 1 in the World for satellite and cable airplay (Music Choice).
His most recent recording, “Tangos”, 2014, was in the top 10 of the indie and smooth jazz charts for over 5 months. “One World, Two Guitars” is an exciting duo project with the virtuoso Sicilian guitarist, Francesco Buzzurro. The duo tours regularly in America and Europe. His release ‘L.A. CHILLHARMONIC’ features Alex Acuna, Brian Bromberg, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Michael Paulo, Greg Adams, and the Tower of Power horn section. The touring ensemble won a nomination for Best International Group of the year from the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. In 2012 touring and teaching took him to England, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Australia and Tahiti.
Richard is also Full Professor and former Chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar department at the renowned Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He holds a dual appointment, and is also a member of the new Popular Music Performance Studies department, the first of its kind at the conservatory level. He has developed a groundbreaking course entitled “Contemporary Popular Music, a Global Perspective’, where USC students fly to London and collaborate with an international student roster at The Institute of Popular Music Performance (ICMP).
His students are working professionally from Broadway and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to recording and touring with such luminaries as Marc Anthony, Snoop Dog, Beck, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Michael Bolton, Bono, Maroon 5, Jenifer Lopez, John Mayer and current hit television programs American Idol and Glee.
In EUROPE Richard has performed master classes at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, The Leeds College of Music, The London College of Contemporary Music, the Academy of Popular Culture, Leeuwarden, Holland, The Rotterdam Conservatorium, The Utrecht Conservatorium, The Royal Academy of Music, Denmark, Music Academy 2000, Bologna, The Universtate d'Rome, Ionian University, Greece, The ESC Guitar Seminar, Siracusa and many more. In 2012 he spent a semester as visiting professor at Agder University, Norway. Richard has on-going relationships with schools in Australia, Malaysia, Norway, England, Greece, Italy and Argentina.
Professor Richard Smith
Guitar Program and Popular Music Performance
Division of Contemporary Music
USC Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, California 90089-0851
Administrative Assistant, Lika Dozier: 213.740.7399
“What an exciting player, I predict Smith will become one of the top guitarists of the decade”
- L.A. Jazz Scene
“Smith covers contemporary jazz like a rug”
- Jazz Times
“A promising future as a headlining jazz star”
-Chicago Sun Times
“One of the finest guitar players around today. Absolutely Fabulous! “
- Chris Standring, recording artist
"Incredible guitar playing"
- Pat Kelley, Professor, session musician, guitarist for Natalie Cole, George Benson
"Richards love for his music shines brightly on this CD, he is the best…"
- Joe Diorio, legendary jazz guitarist
"A beautifully played, beautifully produced album."
- Joe Beck, New York jazz and session legend
- Dale Turner, West Coast Editor of Guitar One Magazine
“In the forefront of a new generation of artists.”
- Ad lib magazine, Tokyo
“ The leading educator and spokesperson for the instrument and its role in American culture."
- Bruce Forman, Professor, legendary jazz guitarist