When you play, your music must groove enough to make your soul dance. When you play, your music must groove enough to make everyones soul dance with yours. Paraphrased from the great pianist Donald Brown who John Ricci quoted on his debut jazz quartet CD release: Holding Time.
Combining the culture of his Argentine roots and background in a musical family with a deep study of saxophone influences such as John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis and Mark Turner, John Ricci draws together soulful, hard swinging and harmonically modern and rhythmically diverse elements to his compositions and arrangements....
AwardsJohn was judged the winner of the jazz song category of the 8th Annual Independent Music Award with "Mode Time" in January 2009.
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