Archive for July 25th, 2017

Riley Richard – Evolving

EvolvingBorn and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Riley Richard is an inspired jazz saxophonist who has plans on making his contribution to the jazz genre. Having studied at Cleveland School of The Arts, Cuyahoga community college and Cleveland state University, Riley was trained in the traditional sense of jazz analyzing the styles of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Sonny Sttit. Although having a heavy interest in sports at a early age, Riley was encouraged by his parents to take piano lessons in which led him to learn the flute and eventually the Alto Saxophone. His first professional gig was at the age of 14, playing with Cleveland’s legendary organist Eddie Baccus SR. From then on Riley has shared the stage with the likes of Najee, Brian Simpson, Kim waters and Boney James and the list continues.

Now he presents his debut album Evolving, which is available at iTunes since June 26, 2017. Riley is supported by keyboardists Darren Rahn, Vandell Andrew and Leon Turner, guitarists Allen Hinds, Tony Pulizzi and Matt Godina, bassists Mel Brown and Walter Barnes, and drummer Tarell Martin.