Rick Gardner

Over 40 years, Rick Gardner, a trumpeter, toured the globe with Bill Chase and Marvin Gaye as well as Bootsy Collins and George Clinton. Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker were among the most well-known “Horny Horns” in the world. Kush Griffith, Rick, and Kush Griffith also played electric trumpet. He performed electric trumpet alongside Ray “Doors” Manzarek, who was also a guest artist at Whiskey A Go Go. He performed with Bootsy Collins and Snoop Dogg at the ESPY Awards Show in July 2002, hosted by Samuel L Jackson. He appears on the Brian Culbertson CD, “Bringing Back the Funk”. He has been awarded several RIAA Awards. Rick Gardner’s musical journey has been quite a ride. The noted Cincinnati, OH Funk Journalist Bustin Bob Mitchell said that Gardner’s resulting “rubberhorn sound” is now being heard. This unique blend of latin-influenced rhythms and ambient textures, raw grooves, funk grooves and techno interplaying is unfeigned. This master musician has over 40 years of experience and can flawlessly interpret them. JTRP, aka Keith Jackson of P-Funk radio said recently that “Your music is like a movie soundtrack sounds as if something’s about happening!” Rick has been working for several years to create a music production studio in order to license his music through various online platforms. His music was featured in Calvin D. Harris’s documentary, “On the Wings of Men”, which won the Bahamas International Film Festival. It was unveiled on December 4, 2011 at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island. From georgeclinton.com

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