Rick Germanson

RICK GERMANSON is a highly-respected pianist on the New York City Jazz Scene for more than a decade. Rick, a native Wisconsinian, moved to New York City in 1996 after winning the GRAND PRICE at The American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Competition. His achievements have been admired by the media, and led to him being named Best of New Talent 2004 by All About Jazz NYC. The RICK GERMANSON TIO has performed at Smoke, Smalls, The Kitano and Fat Cat (N.Y.C.), Blues Alley in D.C., The Indianapolis Jazz Festival and The Artists’ Quarter, Minneapolis. Rick is a leader on three recordings. Two of his recordings are on Fresh Sound New Talent, “HEIGHTS” and “YOUTELL ME” (FSNT155, 2003). One on Owl Studios, “OFF THE CUFFF” (OWL 2009), which reached #15 in the Jazz Radio Play Charts. RickaEUR(tm), recordings have received rave reviews from JazzTimes and Downbeat magazines. Rick has been photographed on more than two dozen sessions with some of the most prominent jazz musicians today. Rick has been recording and touring with The Cannonball Legacy Band, featuring Louis Hayes, the original drummer of Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Rick was also a touring guitarist with Pat Martino from 2003 to 2008. Rick is currently the U.S. tour pianist with bassist Kyle Eastwood, and Papo Valzquez Pirates Tributours Rick has toured the globe performing with many top jazz artists, including Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine, Regina Carter, George Coleman, Slide Hampton, Frank Morgan, Eric Alexander, Frank Lacy, Marlena Shaw, Kevin Mohagany, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Steve Davis, Donald Harrison, Brian Lynch, Jeremy Pelt, Jeremy Pelt, Duane Eubanks, Charles Davis, Charles McPherson, Charles McPherson; Cecil Cannon, Carolyn Leonhart, Gerald Cannon, Gerald Cannon, Carolyn Leonhart, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Mingus Dynasty Big Orchestra, Mingus Dynasty, Leonhart, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, Mingus Dynasty, Rick is an accomplished educator. He has given master classes and clinics at institutions such as New York University, The Julliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center Outreach Program, New Jersey Performing Arts Center Jazz for Teens Program, McNally-Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN. from http://www.rickgermanson.com/

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