Dave Smith: Let David Smith, an internationally renowned performer entertain you and your guests. Having performed in New York, London and Madrid, David brings these exotic experiences into each performance. The music speaks for itself!
David Smith was born in Sydney in 1954. He started playing guitar as a teenager and by 19 he was playing professionally in rock bands. He developed a passion for jazz, in which his early influences included by Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney and John McLaughlin.
David spent four years in the UK from 1975-79 performing in a wide variety of bands. He returned to Australia and played at major jazz venues. In l986 he was invited to New York to perform with Chuck Wayne, Vic Juris and close friend and virtuoso guitarist Jack Wilkins, with whom he made a CD.
David Smith is regarded as one of Australia’s finest jazz guitarists and currently lectures at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.
Sarah Martyn: “Sez has a flair for the creation of interesting and appealing melodies, harmonies and musical arrangements…and writes from the heart in creating original Australian songs with a twenty-first century flavour”
- Dr Jon Fitzgerald