The task master! Has studied with saxophone greats Steve Wilkerson of Stan Kenton. Ken Grass also formerly of The Stan Kenton Big Band and also Jim Honeyman. Richard has played professionally for 16 years with greats such as Steve Wilkerson, Jack Sheldon, Tom Kubis, and many more. Richard has played in Big Bands, Classic Rock groups, Ska bands, Salsa Bands, Nortenos, Bandas, and the occasional Solo Classical performance accompanied and unaccompanied.
He received his A.A. at Mt. San Antonio Jr. College. As well as studying Jazz and Classical Saxophone for a year at the University of Tulsa with Ken Grass and Vernon Howard. After returning from Tulsa, Richard began to work nightly playing in different groups and different styles. In the day he worked toward finishing his degree in Commercial Music at Cal Poly Pomona, studying with Jim Honeyman and Lori Huff. Currently you can hear him playing in his own ten piece band, a big band on Wednesday nights, occasionally Salsa band on the weekends!