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Bio: Jonathan Lee Smith, guitarist, is an active musician in the central Florida area who has an emphasis in classical, jazz, and rock styles. Jonathan received highly commended for the Stetson University concerto competition in the fall of 2010. While classical guitar is his main focus and established degree, Jonathan actively performs with solo guitar, a guitar duo, a flute and guitar duo, and with local hit rock band, Run Rhino. As lead guitarist for Run Rhino, Jon works as a manager to help the band progress with national performances, group songwriting, and future career goals. Run Rhino has been featured as an opening band for Hippiefest (2 years in a row) in Daytona Beach, FL; The American Music Festival in Daytona Beach, FL opening for Lifehouse; and has been featured at top music venues in central Florida such as the Plaza Theatre, Backbooth, and the Social. Under the study of Dr. Stephen Robinson, Jonathan has performed in master classes with Bruce Holzman, Ron Borczon, the Amadeus Duo and the Brazil Guitar Duo. Jonathan recently finished his bachelors degree of guitar performance at Stetson University with a repertoire of works ranging from Django Reinhardt, to Castelnuovo-Tedesco, J.S. Bach, jazz standards and many self-composed works, solo and with Run Rhino. Jonathan is now practicing his profession with teaching, composing, recording, and performances around the Central Florida area. (Last Updated: August 2011)

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