Jeff Richman

Jeff Richman has a 35-year professional history. His extensive knowledge stems from his experience in composing original music, performing on guitar, arranging and recording music in different genres. He also teaches in various academic settings. Richman has 15 solo albums, all of which were extensively toured in the U.S.A and internationally. Richman was a Berklee College of Music student. He studied privately with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick, and was also influenced by many of his talented classmates, including Bill Frisell and Vinnie Colaiuta. He moved to New York City after graduation to live and perform there. This was the place where he discovered his true talent and was influenced by the many talented classmates: Bill Frisell, Bill Evans and Keith Jarret. Ray Barretto, a renowned Puerto Rican Conga player was Jeff’s long-term partner while he lived in New York City. His 1978 album, Can You Feel It, featured four songs by him and a few solo guitar parts. Later, he toured the U.S. along with Flora Purim and Airto Moreira and performed in live venues alongside many well-known musicians such as Tom Harrell and Chico Hamilton. Jeff moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and toured for a few years with Doc Severinsen’s group. It was also possible to record and play with many talented artists like Harvey Mason, T Lavitz and John Klemmer, Alphonse mouzon, Henry Mancini and Robbie Krieger. Jeff produced and wrote hundreds of “Library Music”, cuts in many genres that are regularly played on American and foreign TV. Jeff has performed in numerous studio sessions for a variety of film and television projects. The most recent was the Appaloosa film under the direction Jeff Beal. Richman was busy in 2009. He played concerts in Athens and Greece. His first solo album Himalaya, by Jeff Richman, was released in 1986. Since then, he has recorded 15 solo albums. Richman is also an active arranger and producer. Tone Center Records hired him for six tribute CD projects that featured recordings by Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu Orchestra as well as Miles Davis and Jeff Beck. This gave Richman the unique opportunity to collaborate with top musicians and guitarists in all aspects of production. This year has already been a landmark for Jeff Richman’s fans, as well as the next generation guitar and fusion lovers, with the release of HOTWIRE (16th solo album). from

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