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Rick Savage

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Rick Savage – trumpet
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Trumpeter Rick Savage brings a sound & soul to jazz not commonly heard today. Deeply rooted in the “sound & soul” of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw, hearing these master’s live let him truly absorb their sound and allowed him to create the style he is noted for today. Educated at the world-renowned music school Indiana University, as a jazz trumpeter, Rick has lived and worked in and around New York City for over 25 years. His experiences as a band member and studio musician set the stage for the makings of an extremely versatile musician with a rich composing background.

Rick has performed and/or recorded with Tania Maria, Gerry Mulligan, Jack McDuff, Mel Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Toshiko Aikioshi, Warne Marsh, Randy Brecker, Michael Jackson, Daniel Ponce, Nestor Torres, Henry Mancini, Eliot Zigmund, Anthony Jackson, Nestor Torres, and many others.

Having recently scored “A Whole New Day” for Cinemax, starring James Gandolfini, Rick’s abilities in composing can also be heard in jingles & industrial films for Nissan & Pfizer.

Aside from the forays into free improvisation, Savage displayed an inspired take on the bop-oriented jazz trumpet tradition. Although a rich, crackling sound on the instrument was his calling card, his innate musical intelligence and willingness to allow lines to breathe exemplified the depth of his playing. www.allaboutjazz.com/rick-savage