Trumpeter Rick Savage brings a sound & soul to jazz not commonly heard today. Deeply rooted in the sound & soul of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw, Rick heard them all live many times & soaked it all in. Some of the great artists that Rick has performed/recorded with include; Tania Maria, Jack McDuff, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Lewis, Toshiko Aikioshi, Warne Marsh, Eliot Zigmund, Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson, Nestor Torres.
The opening set of trumpeter/flugelhornist Rick Savage's Jazz 4tet was a witty, civilized conversation between longtime colleagues, all of whom had something essential to say and respected one anothers' space. As part of the last day of the second annual Warwick Valley Jazz Festival, the music took place in the community center of Warwick Grove, an upscale village of condos, townhouses, and single family houses. Though the repertoire of the performance's first half was familiar (Cole Porter's I Love You, Miles Davis's Freddie Freeloader, and Sonny Rollins's Oleo), Savage and his cohorts distinguished themselves from the legions of musicians mining similar territory by means of their superior skills and an apparent desire to work together for the common good
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
12 years teaching trumpet fundamentals & jazz improvisation @ The Ridgewood Conservatory, Ridgewood, NJ as well as private teaching in my home & via SKYPE
Specialize in school jazz band clinics, teaching & demonstrating (because I play with the kids) the fundamentals of, swing (& other jazz styles), playing in a section & listening. I also provide resources for an continuing jazz listening & educational experience.