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Greg Smith

Playing guitar since 1966, Greg has played in many styles, ranging from classical, through rock,blues,country, straight ahead jazz and smooth jazz, and all the way to free jazz. He attended Berklee College of Music in 1973 and has studied with Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell and pianist Manfredo Fest. He is a wonderful straight ahead jazz and smooth jazz guitarist,a chord melody specialist and has composed many jazz , rock and fusion tunes, as well as a recent string quartet and a fantasia for full orchestra, viola, and bassoon. He has performed all over the United States with various stars such as Chick Corea, Edgar Winter, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, Glen Zotolla, Randy Sabien and Brian Torff. He has opened concerts for Diana Krall, Brian Wilson, Issac Hayes, The Moody Blues,Chris Botti, Jonathan Butler and Tuck and Patti. Greg took part in a rare Billie Holiday tribute performance by award winning actress Juliette Lewis.

Currently he performs weekly around the greater Tampa Bay area as a solo acoustic guitarist, as well as with numerous duos, the Heartdance band and the Alvina Moore Band. He works as a studio musician and arranger for Artists Career Services. Purchase Greg's lastest CD, "Above the Clouds",a warm blend of smooth jazz,world music and new age, in a rich tapestry of Americana, served up in a style uniquely his own.

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"Greg Smith has a warmth to his playing and his sound that is unique. His phrasing caresses you like a hug from an old friend." —- Chick Corea

"Greg is a great guitar player; he's got great technique, fabulous ideas, and his sense of timing is right on the mark. He's a true spiritual being with an unsurpassed seeking mind and will continue to fold the benefits of his humanistic quest into his ever-evolving musical expression." —- Larry Coryell

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