Local guitar legend, Stan Smith, will return to the Brothers Drake Meadery this Friday starting at 9pm. Guitarist and 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 Columbus has accompanied various artists such as Ali Ryerson, Mark Vinci and David Amram as well as performing regionally in clubs, concerts, and festivals.
Stan has released several CDs under his own name including “Pathways”, “No Discussion” and “Silent Memory”. He is the author of Jazz Harmony on the Guitar, A Linear/Structural Approach published by Hal Leonard. 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.
You can learn more about Stan and purchase his CD’s and books directly from his website: http://www.stansmithguitar.com/
If you haven’t been to Brother’s Drake yet, you really should. Brother’s Drake is a proud supporter of local and traveling musicians to their venue. Jazz performances are a regular occurrence here along with a wide variety of other musical styles. Brother’s Drake is Columbus’ first Meadery located at 26 E. 5th Avenue in Weinland Park, a neighborhood of the University District and the Short North Arts District.
Friday, November 2nd, 9pm
26 E. 5th Avenue in Weinland Park, Columbus Ohio