Minneapolis-based guitarist and composer, Will Schmid, has been presenting his original music at venues throughout the Twin Cities for over six years. His duos, trios, and quartets frequently headline popular jazz series including Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog and the illicit Jazz Workshop, and he has led ensembles at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Iowa City Jazz Festival. He has played with Jay Epstein, Greg Lewis, and Jake Baldwin, and his bands have opened for Billy Peterson, Eric Kamau Grávátt, and Happy Apple (Dave King). Recently, Schmid brought his original music to Matthew Garrison's world renown Brooklyn, NY venue ShapeShifter Lab, and released the album Non-Trivial Problem with Twin Cities modern jazz collective SPACE.
Schmid now spends much of his time in Cleveland where - while finishing a degree in physics at Case Western Reserve University - he continues to play and compose. In addition to occasional gigs in Cleveland and New York City, you can find him still playing regularly in the Twin Cities.