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Richie Morales

Richie Morales is a versatile player whose credits range from the seminal jazz-fusion of the Brecker Brothers and Mike Stern, the Latin jazz of Gato Barbieri, Ray Barretto and Grammy Award winning Latin Jazz flutist Dave Valentin, to the experimental and innovative jazz of Dave Brubeck, George Russell, and the world music of Herbie Mann.

Richie has performed and recorded with such contemporary artists as Grover Washington Jr., Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, Dianne Reeves, guitarist Mike Stern, Dave Valentin, bassist Victor Bailey, George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra, as well as the Al DiMeola Electric Project, saxophonist Bill Evans and Grammy Award winning vibraphonist Dave Samuels. Richie’s performance on saxophonist Gato Barbieri’s release “Shadow of the Cat” helped garner a “Best Latin Jazz Album of The Year” award from Billboard magazine’s 2003 Latin Music Awards, and a Latin Grammy nomination in the same category as well. Other artists Richie has performed with include, guitarist and former NY Yankee Great Bernie Williams, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Paul Jackson Jr. and Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side All Stars.

For many years, Richie was the percussive force behind the perennial chart topping group Spyro Gyra, composing as well as drumming for the group. Richie also leads his own group, performing a mixture of jazz standards and original compositions reflecting his diverse musical background.

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