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Rick Smith

Rick Smith | Performer


Biography

I am an accomplished jazz guitarist with over thirty years of professional experience. I have performed with many well-known international artists such as Ernie Watts, Wess Andersen, Marcus Printup, Bob James, Richie Cole, Eric Marinenthal and Teramasu Hino on stage and on recordings in the United States, Asia and Southeast Asia.  My band, ChromaZone, won the Taiwanese award for best easy listening album of the year in 1989.  I speak and read Mandarin fluently and spent six years in Taipei arranging songs for popular pop stars. Additionally, I have taught jazz and classical guitar at the University level in the United States, directed the National University of Singapore Jazz Band, composed, arranged and recorded with many of Singapore’s leading artists including Dick Lee, Marina Xavier, Aubrey Ng, and Jeremy Montiero. I was guitarist/bandleader nightly at Harry’s Quayside Bar at Boat Quay from 1992 until 2010, and currently perform weekends at The Big Easy at Resort world Sentosa and the Ink Bar in the Fairmont Hotel.I provide session work and arrange and develop TV and Radio jingles. In addition, I have exercised my language skills by acting in a Mandarin language TV series for SPH MediaWorks.

Contact:

email – simachi@singnet.com.sg

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