A guitarist and music educator based in Eugene, Kyle Smith has performed and recorded with the Bob Curnow Big Band, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and the Spokane Symphony. As a member of those groups, he performed with artists like Diane Schuur, Nnenna Freelon, Ed Shaughnessy, Idina Menzel and more. Kyle has been a faculty member at Gonzaga University, Spokane Falls Community College, and the Eastern Washington University Summer Jazz Camps. Along with teaching lessons and jazz ensembles, he has also taught clinics for the Spokane Jazz Guitar Society, Washtucna Public Schools, and jazz festivals around the northwest. Currently, Kyle maintains a busy teaching and performing schedule in Eugene.