Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Yamaha Artist Rex Richardson has become one of the busiest crossover trumpet artists in the world. Since 1995, he has recorded and toured around the globe with the critically acclaimed Rhythm & Brass, an ensemble with a reputation as one of the finest brass groups in North America. Richardson also toured North America and Japan as a member of the late jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet, and Europe with William Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble. He has served since 1997 as fluegelhornist, solo cornet and jazz soloist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek.
Richardson has worked with such artists as Benny Carter, Ray Charles, Kurt Elling, Carl Fontana, Nnenna Freelon, Aretha Franklin, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Dave Holland, Keith Lockhart, Christian McBride, Jimmy Owens, Bobby Shew, Al Vizzutti, Bill Watrous, Gerald Wilson, Boston Brass, Millennium Brass, and countless others...