Jack Edward Smith is an eclectic guitarist composer from Upstate New York. He specializes in nylon string guitar and has studied with students of the renowned Paco Pena and Diego del Gastor. After decades of study in various styles, Mr. Smith continues to create a synthesis of old and new musical forms. He draws power from Flamenco and the World Beat to deliver music that often reflects the soothing warmth of a tropical land. Accomplishments Featured artist on the nationally syndicated radio program 'Music From the Hearts of Space.' Opened for world renown acts such as Tony Levin and Al DiMeola. Rochester City Ballet Company's choreographer Jamey Throumoulos set her contemporary ballet, La Vista del Sol to Jack Edward Smith's album Sanctuary. Played solo guitar for Dance Rochester's modern dance performance of The Haunting in 2000 and Benevolence in 2001. Set the Mediterranean mood at Everson Museum of Art's Picasso Ceramics exhibition opening. Best Classical Musician, Rochester's City Magazine 2000 Reader's Poll. Receives fan mail from as far as Vladivostok, in the Russian far-east.
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