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Rick Margitza

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: October 24, 1961    

Rick Margitza

Rick Margitza, who has long been regarded as one of the « Young Lyons » of the International Jazz Scene, is nowadays one of the most respected musicians of his generation. Excellent tenor and soprano saxophonist, mostly inspired by John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Wayne Shorter, he has managed to expand and develop his unique voice, highly poetic and sharply incisive.

He started on the violin when he was four. His grandfather was a cellist and his father a violinist with the Detroit Symphony. He then studied classical piano for a bit, and also played oboe before switching to tenor in high school. He attended Wayne State University, Berklee, the University of Miami, and finally Loyola University in New Orleans, where he lived and played for four years....
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  • Memento

    Palmetto Records
    2001
  • Hands Of Time

    Warner Bros. Records
    1995
  • This Is New

    Warner Bros. Records
    1991
  • Hope

    Warner Bros. Records
    1991

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