Richard Medel

Guitarist~Composer~Author~ Plays Soloette Guitars

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Medel has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Canada, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and continental U.S.  

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, he was asked to join the faculty as an adjunct professor teaching both Classical and  Jazz guitar 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.

Listen to Medel's solo on Affirmation below to hear his R&B influences throughout his playing. You can also hear his traditional Jazz influence with Walking Basslines in the video performance of "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and classical finger style influence on "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" on  YouTube.  

Contemporary Guitarist & CyberSecurity Professional:

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

Medel additionally concentrated into the computer industry and is now CEO/President at Virtual IT Security, a Cyber Security Company, www.VirtualITSecurity.com.

In addition, Medel teaches high end technical courses for a Florida Vocational school in West Palm Beach, FL. He teaches Cisco Routing, VMWare Virtualization, EC-Council Security courses, Microsoft MCSE and Linux for certification.

 

Affirmation~Richard Medel Modern SMooth Jazz

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

In a traditional classical guitar style live at the Evergrene Country Club.


"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Only Had a Brain Medley"