Ever since Wayne Ricci won the John Philip Sousa Band Award as a youth, he charted his musical course as a first-rate trumpeter, performing in concert bands, classical brass ensembles, and marching bands.
The trumpeter has contributed to Kathy Sanborn's eight albums, including the August 4, 2017 release, Recollecting You.
Writer and critic Mark S. Tucker says: Wayne Ricci is a reborn Chet Baker on trumpet.
Jazz critic Susan Frances (JazzTimes) notes that Ricci performs with a “sable-like plushness.” His smooth, soulful tone is both refreshingly pure and emotionally deep, a style that is uniquely his own.
Wayne Ricci is a reborn Chet Baker on trumpet.
—Mark S. Tucker
Ricci performs with a sable-like plushness.
—Susan Frances, JazzTimes