Born: August 20, 1954 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
LIBBY RICHMAN Alto Saxophone, Composer
Composer, saxophonist Libby Richman leads an ensemble that plays original contemporary jazz. Her sound echoes many influences including Classical, Latin, and current music. . Libby has shared the stage with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Cameron Brown, Virginia Mayhew, Eddie Bert, and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. Concerts and events: The Newark Museum (Jazz in Bloom, sponsored by WBGO); The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ; Mid-day Jazz at St. Peter‘s Jazz Ministry; The Sarah Lawrence College Graduation Reception; Sunset Soiree at Boscobel, Garrison, NY; Look, Listen, Lunch - Celebrate Summer in Midtown, sponsored by the Grand Central Partnership; Jazz Forum Arts at Untermyer Park; “The Art of Music” series at The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. NYC club appearances include Birdland, The 55 Bar, Kavehaz, The Bitter End, The Garage, Swing 46, and Sweet Rhythm. In 2011 Ms. Richman will lead her jazz group at Cleopatra’s Needle, The East Meadow Public Library, and the Town of Oyster Bay’s Distinguished Artist Concert Series, at the Farmingdale Library. She is a Meet the Composer grant recipient. Libby has presented her educational concert “A Guided Tour of Jazz” at libraries throughout the tri-state area. Her love of the guitar is the inspiration for her most recent CD “Open Strings,” released in 2010. The title track of the cd is the sound of the open guitar strings, played in a melodic sequence. Ms. Richman studied with legendary jazz pianist Sal Mosca and renowned saxophonist/composer Bob Mintzer and with jazz saxophonist David Allan Gross. As a side musician she has performed with Leslie Gore, Martha Reeves, The Shirelles, the Earls, The Duprees, The Kit McClure Big Band, and The Guy Lombardo Orchestra.
Awards:Meet The Composer Grant, 2003, 2005 New England Foundation on the Arts 2004
Tracks: The Day After; Bop Number 4: O Grande Amor;, Lullaby of the Leaves; Checking Out At The Inn; Open Strings; Step Lightly; Viva La Vida ; Cherokee.
Personnel: Libby Richman, alto sax, Composer.
John Philpott, tenor sax
Bruce Edwards, guitar
Fred Weidenhammer, bass
Steve Little, drums
Mark Katsaounis, percussion As A Side Musician
Down With Love
Tracks: Down With Love; Devil May Care; Throw It Away; Waters of March; Mambo Italiano; Do You Miss New York: The Lady Is A Tramp Gotta Serve Somebody; Waltz For Debby; Small Day Tomorrow.
Personnel: MJ Territo: vocalist.
Alan Rosenthal: piano
David Shaich, bass
Jon Doty: drums
Libby Richman: alto sax (track 8)
Dennis Winge, guitar (track 4) As A Leader
On The Balcony
Tracks: On The Balcony; Number 17; Moment Of Truth; Dorian Mood; A Song For Mimi; Wake Up Call; Moon and Sand; Time After Time; Introduction.
Personnel: Libby Richman: Alto Sax, composer.
John Philpott: Tenor Sax
Sayuri Goto: piano
Tom Landman: guitar
Fred Weidenhammer, Bob Sabin: bass
Art Lillard, Gernot Bernroider, drums
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