Richard Medel



From Chicago, Illinois, Medel had toured extensively having played with many well known artists.  

Medel left touring after receiving a full ride scholarship in classical guitar to the Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Chicago. (Now Columbia College)

Upon completion of his freshman year at age 24, he was asked to join the faculty as an adjunct professor teaching both Classical and  Jazz guitar which continued for 8 ½ years.  

Rhapsodic Theory

While well versed in traditional jazz, classical guitar (bebop and post-bop), Medel draws from a variety of American music forms such as jazz fusion, funk, soul, R&B and blues.

You can hear his modern influences on his version of "Affirmation" below.  In addition his traditional Jazz influence using his guitar as a jazz ensemble with walking bass lines, melody and solo simultaneously.  He demonstrates this style on the his video performance of "They Can't Take That Away from Me" below.

Contemporary Guitarist & CyberSecurity Professional:

Medel moved to Florida about 30 years ago and continues to play jazz and classical guitar.  He has played  with many jazz notables in the South Florida music scene.

Medel additionally concentrated into the computer industry and is now CEO/President at Virtual IT Director d/b/a Virtual IT Security, a Cyber Security Assessment Company,

Medel is the Senior Technical Instructor at a Florida Vocational school in West Palm Beach, FL. 

In a traditional Jazz guitar style with walking bass lines, melody and solo live at the Evergrene Country Club.

"Can't Take This Away from Me

A little twist on George Benson's - AFFIRMATION

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