About the artist:
Playing guitar since 1966, Greg has attended Berklee College of Music and has studied with Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell and pianist Manfredo Fest. Greg has performed all over the United States with various stars such as Chick Corea, Gail Moran, Edgar Winter, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, Glenn Zottola, Frank Foster, Maxine Nightingale, Gumbi Ortiz,Melanie, George Mc Crae, Fareed Hague, Manfredo Fest, Phil Fest, Nate Najar, Fred Johnson, David Pomeranz, Jim Meskerman, James Gang,Chuck Jacobs, BK Davis,Michael Moore,Lamont Johnson, Kate Sebrano, David Campbell, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Billy Sheehan, Jay and the Sunshine band horn section, Mike Mc Arthur, Eric Darius, John Stowell, Mick Goodrick, Jack Wilkins, Dave Stryker, Juliette Sims, Randy Sabien and Brian Torff. He has opened concerts for Diana Krall, Brian Wilson, Issac Hayes, The Moody Blues, Dweezil Zappa, Chris Botti, Jonathan Butler, Gary Relkin and The New York Guitar Cats, Dave Koz, David Benoir, Tuck and Patti, Steely Dan, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr, Pat Metheny, Kenny Loggins, John Prine and Steve Miller Band. John Travolta hired Greg to coach him on guitar playing for John's guitar debut on the feature film "A Love song for Bobby Long". Greg took part in a rare Billie Holiday tribute performance by award winning actress Juliette Lewis.
"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." ---Larry Coryell
Greg has done thousands of concerts, private parties, restaurant and nightclub gigs and weddings over the last 50 years all around the United States and the last thirty years in Central Florida.
"I play acoustic steel string, nylon and electric guitars. Having started playing in 1966, it's very enjoyable for me to play arrangements of standards, jazz and pop tunes, bossa-nova and Latin, folk and new age ,blues and many more styles. I know 100's of tunes and I can play non-stop for hours.
I can create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding ceremony and reception. Parties,corporate functions, weddings,art openings and museums are my forte and I obtain a great deal of enjoyment from these type of gigs.
Instrumentals are the main focus of my performances but I can sing and have many standards and pop tunes with vocals if desired.
I'm looking forward to giving you the perfect music you need to create the atmosphere you desire."
Note: Please check out the 2 video's and sound excerpt's from my all- acoustic guitar CD, "Beyond". These are contained below in the media section of this site. I recommend using high quality headphones if your computer doesn't have a superb sound system for the best listening experience of these excerpts. Also- See a partial list of tunes I play, below in the song list section. This is only a partial list, I know 100's of tunes!