Photo of Richard Smith playing a red electric guitar.

Richard Smith releases new single co-written with alumnus Adam Hawley

USC Thornton Studio Guitar and Popular Music professor Richard Smith has released a new single called “Groove Assets” on Sept. 1. According to The Urban Music Scene, the single was produced and co-written by USC Thornton alumnus Adam Hawley (BA ‘06, MA ‘08, DMA ‘10). “Groove Assets” is their third collaboration together.

“There is no greater pleasure or prouder moment in a jazz professor’s life than the act of hiring a former student for the incredibly important job of producing a single,” Smith said.

Listen to the single here.

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