Rick DellaRattas- RECENT PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS AS A LEADER
Having amassed a spectacular amount of musical and career credentials, Rick DellaRatta is one of the most distinguished Jazz Artists of our time. He has headlined the worlds finest Jazz Clubs from the Blue Note to Ronnie Scotts in continents from North America to Asia (6 times to Japan, twice to Hong Kong), Europe (15 tours), Scandinavia (including Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway), South America (Brazil and Bolivia) and more!
Below are a few of his Recent Highlights as a Leader.
-Weekend at Birdland NYC Trio w/ Eddie Gomez and Lenny White -Blue Note Jazz Club NYC -Weeklong engagement at Ronnie Scotts London Quartet w/ Wayne Dockery, Sonny Fortune & Victor Lewis, -Weeklong engagement at Catalinas Bar & Grill - Los Angeles, CA. - Quartet w/ Eddie Gomez, Lenny White & Sonny Fortune -Weeklong engagement at Sweet Basil NYC Trio/Quartet w/ Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Dave Liebman & Al Foster -Jazz for Peace Concert @ Troy Music Hall NY Quartet w/ Eddie Gomez, Lenny White & Paquito DRivera, -Bryant Park "Jazz in July" Concert Series - NYC Solo & Trio performance w/ special guest Billy Hart, -Empire State Jazz Festival Upstate NY Quartet w/Eddie Gomez, Lenny White & Dave Liebman -Thelonious Jazz Club Boliva -Cutting Room - NYC Quartet w/ special guest Bobby Watson -Jazz for Peace Concert The United Nations, NYC The Rick DellaRatta International Quartet, -Millienium Concert Burnhardt Theater - Saratoga Springs, NY w/ Nick Brignola, -Cutting Room-NYC- Quartet w/ Will Lee, Chris Parker & Dave Mann, -Concert at The Egg Albany, NY -Panasonic Jazz Festival NYC -The Jazz & Blues Co. - Carmel, Ca. The Rick DellaRatta Quartet w /Charlie Shoemake, -Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society SF, Ca The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -The Famous Jazz Artist Series Cambria, Ca. The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -Kansas City Jazz & Blues Festival - Kansas City - MO - Headliner Quartet w/ Rufus Reid, Billy Hart & Bobby Watson, -Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival Topeka, Kansas, -Blues Alley Jazz Club Washington, DC Quartet w/ Eddie Gomez, Lenny White & Nick Brignola, -Concert for Friends of Jazz Miami, Fla. -Yours Jazz Club Trio w/ Eddie Gomez, Elliot Zigmund -Savannah Jazz Festival Headliner Quartet w/ Eddie Gomez, Lenny White & Bobby Watson, -Ryles Jazz Club Boston, Ma The Rick DellaRatta Trio w/ Eddie Gomez and Lenny White, -The Artist Quarter St Paul, Minn. - Trio w/ Eddie Gomez & Lenny White, -The Red Mill Milwaukee, WI - Trio w/ Eddie Gomez & Lenny White, -Weeklong engagement at Marianns Jazz Room Berne, Switzerland Quartet w/ Wayne Dockery, Sonny Fortune & Steve Johns -Tour of Mainland and Kyushu Japan -Ottawa Jazz Festival - Ottawa, Canada - Headliner Trio w / Billy Hart, -Weber Concert Hall - Dusseldorf, Germany -Nationally broadcasted concert Trio w/ Idris Muhhamad, -Duc de Lombards - Paris, France The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -Presidential Palace Performance Helsinki Finland Trio w/ Eddie Gomez & Lenny White -Helsinki Hall of Culture Helsinki Finland Trio w/ Eddie Gomez & Lenny White, -The Chet Baker Jazz Club - Bologna, Italy The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -La Salumeria Jazz Club -Milan, Italy The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -Jamboree Jazz Club Barcelona, Spain The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -Porgy and Bess Vienna, Austria The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -The Widder Bar Zurich, Switzerland The Rick DellaRatta Trio, -Sofia Jazz Festival- National Palace of Culture - Bulgaria,-Evolution of Jazz Series - Hong Kong, -Concert tour of Brazil -Taketa Jazz Festival Japan
Recent Awards -
In March 2007 Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Rick DellaRatta was included by The Foundation Center in their list of musician philanthropists along with Bono (U2), Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Sting. (Click here for more info).
In April 2007 Rick was given the Jazz Appreciation Award by the American Federation of Musicians (Local 85-133) for outstanding achievement as an international jazz performer, composer and philanthropist giving back to the community through jazz, jazz education, charitable contributions and Jazz for Peace performances. (Click here for more information)
In Sept. 2007 Jazz artist and Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta celebrated the 5th Anniversary of his historic concert at the United Nations which united Israelis, Palestinians and Americans as well as the 500 benefit concert Helping those who are helping others! since this landmark event. (click here for more info)
On Nov. 26, 2007 Rick DellaRatta was included in a new book called The Jazz Singers as one of the top 500 Jazz Vocalists of All Time. (Click here for more info)
2000 MAC Award Nominee for "Recording Of The Year" for his double album live CD release titled
"Live in Brazil & The Blue Note" on Stella Records, 1999 MAC Award Nominee for Jazz Artist of the Year, 1999 ASCAP Popular Award Winner, 1998 ASCAP Popular Award Winner,
1997 Back Stage Bistro Award Winner - Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist.
As a Guest Artist/Clinician Soul School Kansas City Jazz & Blues Festival Kansas City, Mo, Ostersund Music Conservatory Sweden, Hong Kong International School, NY University Music Appreciation Series, Mc Gill University Montreal, Canada
Booking: Louise Johnson Jazz Management
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