Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor/leader
Rick Bogart worked in New Orleans during the heyday of the French Quarter. Then moved to New York and started a long engagement at Harrah's in Atlantic City. He then toured the world many times over as a headliner on cruise ships (65 countries) sharing the stage with many well known entertainers. He has written songs for many major movies including-Earthly Possessions,Love in the Time of Money,The End of Love. He is the subject of the Documentary When the Clarinet Swings playing on various PBS stations and Arts Channels in Europe. Rick Bogart's new CD New York Rhythm from Arabesque Recordings is available at amazon.com. He is currently in the midst of a record breaking engagement at Seppi's in the Parker-Meridien Hotel in New York City.
Personality and facile fingers..the scene of free wheeling-foot responding partying. —New York Post
Bogart's tone was butter smooth and full throughout the range of his clarinet...technically adept, his rhythm accurate... great clarinet sound. —Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bogart's talent is rare. He plays everything fron New Orleans Jazz to pop standards with consummate ease and artistry. —Cleveland Plain Dealer
Few clarinettists headline in casinos, but then, few have the credentials of Rick Bogart. —Atlantic City Press
Bogart's claim to fame is his cool clarinet. —Atlantic City Press
Harry E. O' Brien crystal mouthpiece