Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. Through his life long endeavor to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace worldwide through his Jazz for Peace World Tour , Rick DellaRatta is considered to be an innovator and a visionary. ?Rick DellaRatta is one of the finest Jazz pianists alive. -- Savannah Times???
DellaRatta...well crafted with strong traces of influence from McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans. -- LA Times
Excellent Jazz Pianist and Vocalist....Superb Band ? -- Washington Post
DellaRatta brought new life to an old sweet song. -- Boston Globe
Rick DellaRatta is one of the people who is taking Jazz to the next level -- Dr. Billy Taylor
Jazz for Peace would like you to be a recipient of one of our benefits concerts! AWARDS
DellaRatta has been honored with awards such as The 2000 MAC Award for Recording Of The Year for his double album live CD release titled Live in Brazil & The Blue Note . Rick was also a 1998 and 1999 ASCAP Popular Award Winner as well as the 1997 Back Stage Bistro Award Winner for outstanding singer/instrumentalist and was a Mac award nominee for outstanding jazz artist. The award winning Singer/Instrumentalist has also agreed to an exclusive endorsement deal with Earthworks Microphones. After receiving a Masters in music at the New England Conservatory, Rick toured with Herb Reed and The Platters throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico and Jamaica. He also toured as pianist with the Artie Shaw Orchestra throughout the U.S. and Canada, and as opening act and MC for jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. A native of upstate New York, Rick now resides in New York City. Rick DellaRatta's achievements as a world class musician as well as his musical message through Jazz to create peace and sharpen the minds of all mankind to it's highest potential were summed up recently when he was referred to as Mr. Jazz by President George W. Bush.
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