Richard Smith – The Jazz Professor

Richard Smith

Richard Smith is a high-acclaimed professor of jazz guitar music at the USC. The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities, located in the heart of Los Angeles. The USC Thornton studio/jazz guitar department is considered one of the finest guitar programs in the world, boasting a faculty of world class touring and recording guitarists.

Richard Smith has already performed with Kirk Whalum, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Dan Siegel, Warren Hill, Bob Hope and Brian Bromberg, to name a few. His solo projects are Rockin The Boat (1989), Puma Creek (1989), Bella Firenza (1991), From My Window (1994), First Kiss (1997), Flow (1999), Natural Soul (2002), Soulidified (2003) and LA Chillharmonic (2008).

Richard Smith published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Rev’s Revelations


Exciting place to be. Rev’s Night Club offers an adult crowd a variety of sounds, entertainment and activities. In the colder months, there’s House Music, Karoake, R&B and Soul. In the spring and summer enjoy all the same along with a Beer Garden. It has a full bar and food. Yes food!! Parking is Always free and the staff is always pleasant. Starting in March 2011 every Monday starts South Suburban Monday Night Business Soiree. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to grow your business. 2011 line up is completely different, exciting and funfilled. Stop in and get to know the everyone.

For smooth jazz we recommend the Thursdays with guitarist Maximiliano Valldeneu and his band.

Rev’s Revelations Nightclub, 18221 S. Pulaski Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 60430

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Dégagé Jazz Café


Listed on the National Historic Register and located in one of Northwest Ohio’s oldest commercial establishments on the first floor, the Dégagé Jazz Café features an intimate club setting and an outdoor patio. Select from our newly updated martini menu and a delicious menu of signature plates while you relax and enjoy great live jazz!

Extended seating outside the main café, including our River Room, Wine Room, & Levi Room are also available with large screen viewing of the evening’s live jazz entertainment. The only place in Maumee for great live Jazz music, five nights a week now also offers a fine dining experience with an all new menu! Come capture the ambiance of Dégagé, which in French translates to “free, easy and relaxed!”

Smooth Jazz Fans will attend Alexander Zonjic’s concert in this venue on March 22 and 23, 2013.

Dégagé Jazz Café, 301 River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537

Smooth Jazz And Their Promoters – The Brevard Music Group


The Brevard Music Group is a Brevard County, Florida based promotion, marketing and production organization under the direction of owner Roland Guilarte. The Brevard Music Group is comprised of three sub-group entities.

The Brevard Jazz Series, established in June of 1992, bringing hundreds of jazz/contemporary/smooth jazz concerts to Brevard County and other Florida cities.

BJS Productions: established in 2008, focusing on national blues, acoustic and classic rock. BJSP also offers contracting, marketing and production for private House Concerts, Corporate parties, fundraising events and much more.

Mr. Guilarte makes it his business to provide the residents of Brevard County with the opportunity to experience top national entertainment performed live by the most accomplished musicians of our time, right here at home.

Since its beginning, Brevard Jazz Series (BJS) and now the Brevard Music Group has been bringing top national talent to the Brevard County area. They have successfully promoted and produced hundreds of national artists including such well known names as George Benson, Norman Brown, Art Porter, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Al Dimeola, Acoustic Alchemy, Larry Carlton, Peter White, Richard Elliot, Jeff Kashiwa, Craig Chaquico, Rick Braun, Marc Antoine, Everette Harp, Warren Hill, Maynard Ferguson, Spyro Gyra, Dave Koz, Johnny Winter, Peter Frampton and many,
many others.

As proprietor, Roland Guilarte continues to broaden the musical horizon for space coast residents. Working with top area venues such as the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, The Henegar Center, Hilton and Holiday Inn hotels, and several area clubs, Mr. Guilarte’s goal is to continue to improve the quality of entertainment in Brevard County. With his Brevard Jazz Series and now the Brevard Music Group, he continues to enhance Brevard County’s cultural and economic environments.

From contracting to marketing, ticketing, and production — The Brevard Music Group has a strong and proud foundation as a quality source of entertainment for Brevard County and beyond with you, the patron, as the center of the focus!

Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – La Costa Resort & Spa


The La Costa Resort and Spa is a luxury destination hotel located in Carlsbad, California, and is known for its golf courses and its location in the San Diego area hills.

From its unveiling in 1965 to the new $50 million expansion, La Costa has continually offered experiences and opportunities unlike any other resort.  With 400 acres of inspiration to call your own, La Costa truly is a lifestyle community. The world-famous Spa at La Costa. The Champions Golf Course. The high profile sporting events the resort plays host to. These are destinations for many, but are home to you. The diversity of shopping and dining, of pools and lush open spaces, all combine to enrich each moment you spend here. Naturally, you’ll also have a private sanctuary within the resort.

This venue will be the place for the San Diego Jazz Festival 2013. They have a limited number of room packages that includes two tickets to the festival for all 3 days plus over night stay at La Costa in Carlsbad, CA. Package go on Sale Friday, February 8th at 9 am PST.

La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, California 92009

Smooth Jazz And Public Relations – Robert Evanoff


A tenured veteran of the music industry, Mr. Evanoff has been involved in all aspects of the industry, working both at major and independent labels having managed and directed sales, marketing (tour, street, internet, 3rd party), publicity, A&R, advertising, production, graphic design, web design, packaging, business development, digital distribution, legal, licensing, publishing & royalties.

Rob enjoys writing about music and the business of music. Aside from publishing original content on Matrix To A Muse, he was also the publisher of All About and has contributed articles to Addicted To Vinyl, All About Jazz, All Music Guide, Intense! Magazine, Kik Axe Music, Live! Music Review, Music News UK, Pinup America Magazine, RAZOR Magazine, Spew, Synthesis Magazine, The Big O and The Gauntlet.

“I had the privilege of working in conjunction with Rob Evanoff on a Shanachie Entertainment project and he proved to be a highly efficient and resourceful social media specialist. His willingness to think outside the box and arm himself with the necessary knowledge to acquire media for our artist was commendable. He is resourceful, detail oriented, professional and enjoyable to work with.”

Monifa Brown, VP Publicity, Shanachie Entertainment