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Ronny Smith / Bio

Introducing Ronny Smith, a contemporary jazz guitarist and veteran of the Baltimore jazz scene. Ronny considers his early influences to have been George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass. One can hear touches of each of those greats in his CDs, "Long Time Comin", "Just Grooving", "Simply Stated", "Got Groove" and, "Laid Back", along with Ronny’s own strong musical personality.

As a guitarist, he has shared the stage with such artists as the Marvelettes, jazz drumming legend Bobby Durham, Donald Byrd and vocalist Melba Moore. He has recorded with some of the top session musicians of the Nashville and California scene, including John Hammond (Player A), Gary Lunn (Peter Cetera), Pat Coil (Michael McDonald), Craig Nelson (Ben Tankard), and Dan Needham (Euge Groove), Scott Martin (Quincy Jones) Andy Martin (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat band), Stan Martin (Quincy Jones).

In 2009 Ronny was signed to Pacific Coast Jazz record label and soon after released his 5th project, “Just Groovin”. In 2013 Ronny released “Can’t Stop Now” Ronny’s sixth release as a solo artist, which features the fantastic singles, "Slim Pickin" and, “City Groove”. City Groove, that quickly became #1 on Billboards’ BDS New & Active SMOOTH JAZZ chart listing. Shortly thereafter, rose to become #25 on Billboards’ BDS radio SMOOTH JAZZ NATIONAL AIRPLAY top 30 charts. He maintaines stable airplay with both released singles, "City Groove", and "Slim Pickin".

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Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Funk/Fusion

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Joppa, MD

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