All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Rick Swann

Rick Swann Rick Swann

Rick Swann (born October 10, 1989) is a Northern Irish musician/producer primarily based in the Jazz genre & highly regarded as one of Irelands finest trumpet players. Rick has been featured on numerous high profile bills on stages ranging from London's 'Royal Albert Hall', to Belfast's 'Odyssey Arena'. Having performed on live stages in a professional setting since the age of 12, Rick has developed a much respected and influential role within the Irish & U.K Jazz scene.

Swann currently works on a range of high profile residencies primarily focused on facilitating and growing the Northern Irish Jazz Scene as Artistic Director of the newly established Jaxx Jazz Club (Belfast) & Atlantic Jazz Club (Portrush). In addition to this, Rick works in club settings as a key founder of the 'bebopwithbeats' movement exclusively in Belfast clubs 'El Divino', 'The Albany' & 'The Filthy Quarter'. Aside from these residencies, Rick also writes and produces shows under 'Rick Swann Productions' throughout Theatre circuits. Recent shows have included: “Satchmo - The Life of Louis Armstrong” & “The Extraordinary Ella Fitzgerald”.

In addition to an extensive list of live performances Rick has also worked on numerous recordings in many genres including: Homemade Worship by Handmade People - Rend Collective Experiment (2012) Love Shines Through - Tim Hughes (2011) Organic Family Hymnal - Rend Collective Experiment (2010)

Read more


”...the next golden trumpet player...” - Linley Hamilton (BBC)



Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.