Piano at age 4, by the time Rick was in high school he had added trombone. guitar, bass and voice to his talents, and had begun to pen his first compositions. College included honorary scholarship and music fraternities, as well as performing, teaching, writing, arranging, and recording classical, pop and jazz music in a variety of settings. During this time, Rick traveled internationally with numerous acts, and appeared on stage with Sly Stone, Billy Preston, Hamish Stuart, Ohio Players, Minnie Ripperton, and many others. Rick currently lives in Seattle, and has been a college music department chairman for 25 years
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“The closest thing we have to Bill Evans that we have here in the Puget
“Passionate music driven by creativity and diversity..some
tasty hooks..haunting & relaxing melodies...Rick’s engaging
yet playful piano solo is refreshing, warm and sensitive.
'Nothing like on a rainy day to have a nice cup of coffee and some latin-flavored contemporary jazz from local artist Rick Waldron on your CDplayer.....sit back and enjoy and forget about the weather!'
It’s not quite anything I can classify, and it is perhaps the most oddly enjoyable record I’ve heard in long time.
Chris Robinson, Earshot Magazine
...This is a wonderful third album with a very skilled
composer at the center...I’d go see these guys in a
heartbeat and we are lucky to have Rick Waldron in the
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.