Ricky pumps out sound like the heart pumps out beats: steady and faithful. A graduate of Juilliard School of Performing Arts in NYC and veteran of the stage, Ricky jump-started his career by performing with Van Morrison, Lou Rawls, and Teddy Pendergrass, and opened for the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart with his Philadelphia band, The Force, playing throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Among his many celebrity event performances are Martina McBride’s Christmas party at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA, and a dinner for Destiny’s Child at Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, TN.
At present, he performs at exclusive West Coast venues including the Ritz Carlton, Balboa Bay Club, Las Vegas Mirage, Hilton and Disneyland, plus hundreds of private events annually.
He sets the perfect mood grooving on smooth, sensual jazz, high-energy dance music, soulful ballads, and classical pieces with delicious counter-tenor vocals and an amazing range of instrumentation - sax, piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, harmonica, keyboard, and percussion. Ricky entertains with class, humor, charm and seriously upbeat attitude.
When your event calls for precision vocals, saxophone and/or piano, Ricky's engaging, enjoyable style is perfect for the most upscale weddings, receptions, parties, awards dinners, and business functions.
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