Ronny Smith

has performed as a backup musician a wide range of artists from a variety of schools of musical thought, including the Marvellettes Melba Moore, and jazz drummer Bobby Durham. Ronny has performed as a guitarist for various Army bands in Europe, Texas, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Delaware and with various University Jazz bands, including the University of Maryland, Morgan State University, MD, and Elizabeth State University, NC. Ronny continues strive forward building accomplishments and career builders Baltimore, MD - Maryland's charm city, Ronny Smith was born. Acquiring his first stringed instrument, Ronny spent his time playing by ear, while listening to musicians such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and George Benson who provided the influences. Throughout junior high and high school, he continued to play and enhanced his initial skills by learning to read music. Smith's high school years brought even further development, as he became involved in jazz ensembles both in school and outside of academic confines. Ronny auditioned for an Army band and was accepted... and began playing in Europe for the Army band. Further studies took Ronny from the Army to Elizabeth State University, NC and, finally, to the University of Phoenix, where he completed his Master's degree and Ronny continues to perform in the Army band system to date. Perhaps the formality of those early years did more to shaping Ronny as a guitarist than anyone could have initially imagined....


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K&A Music Group
2007

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