Affirmation - Tribute To George Benson

This is a Tribute to George Benson on his version of Affirmation.


Jazz quartet of Brad Keller (Keyboard), Kent Demonbreun, (Bass) and Timothy Moss (Drums).


Guitar solo by Richard Medel in Palm Beach. 

Guitar - 1993 Ibanez George Benson GB100

They Can't Take That Away From Me

 Solo Guitar Playing in a Jazz style with melody, walking bass lines, chords and improvisation.


Live at Evergrene, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Richard Medel plays Soloette Guitars

There Will Never Be Another You - Jazz In Palm Beach

Jazz quartet of Brad Keller (Keyboard), Kent Demonbreun, (Bass) and Timothy Moss (Drums) and Richard Medel.


Jazz guitar solo by Richard Medel in Palm Beach.

Guitar - 1993 Ibanez George Benson GB100 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

This is an solo guitar arrangement in a classical style.  It is a medley of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/If I Only had a Brain Medley.


 

Live at Evergrene, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Richard Medel plays Soloette Guitars

Richard Medel is a guitarist from Chicago, Ill.  He has had a varied touring and performing career that has included stints many notable artists.   He toured throughout Canada, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the continental US.

​After extensive touring and recording, Medel returned back home to Chicago.  He received a full scholarship in classical guitar from the Sherwood Conservatory of Music, (now a part of Columbia College).  After completing his freshman year at 24 years old, he was asked to join the prestigious guitar faculity of  Richard Pick (DePaul University) and Seigo Yamato (Christopher Parkening's Assistant at Montana University).  He continued to teach both Jazz and classical guitar as an adjunct professor for 8 1/2 years.

​Music Related Accomplishments:

. Adjunct Professor, 8 ½ yrs, Sherwood Conservatory
. Coming Soon Solo Guitar Playing book

. Studio Guitarist, Paramount Studios, Chicago, Ill.
. Guitarist Chicago Latin Jazz Orchestra
. Performed with Jazz great, Ira Sullivan, South FL
. Classical Guitar Student of Richard Pick, DePaul

. Jazz Studies with Saxophone great,  Joe Daley

. Jazz Studies with jazz guitarist, John Stowell


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 funk, soul, R&B,  blues and jazz fusion.  Listen to some of his playing below.

Solo Guitar Playing  "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Tribute to "George Benson - Affirmation"

Solo Guitar Playing  "They Can't Take Away From Me" 

Jazz Standard "There Will Never Be Another You