Pump It Up Magazine Feature

Thanks to the very cool, edgy, and insightful Pump It Up Magazine for the write-up in their April '17 issue, featuring the one and only Diana Krall on the cover! “It’s a completely different mindset”,…

(In Pursuit Of) Cool Sound, 5

Pat Metheny w/ Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Mike Brecker: 80/81 I had the tremendous fortune of meeting saxophonist Mike Brecker - literally one of the greatest saxophonists to ever walk the face of…

(In Pursuit Of) Cool Sound, 4

At age 17, I won a scholarship to a summer music camp at University of New Hampshire (Durham), and one of my instructors, Professor David Seiler, raved about this album by Miles Davis called Bitches…

(In Pursuit Of) Cool Sound, 3

Growing up as a young musician, and having non-musician friends whose exposure to music was limited to whatever happened to be playing on top 40 radio, was, at times - and strictly musically speaking -…

(In Pursuit Of) Cool Sound, 2

I played a load of different kinds of music growing up. Under the tutelage of the incredible teachers in the music dept. of the Waltham MA school system, I was introduced to symphonic music, chamber…

U.S. Arts Envoy Empowers …

"United States Arts Envoy Bobby Ricketts Empowers Cameroon Musicians" Source: U.S. Embassy Yaounde | U.S. Embassy Yaounde Facebook American jazz musician Bobby Ricketts spent one week in Yaounde, Cameroon from June 28 through July 4,…

The Dar Jazz Event: A Platform for Transformation

“The jazz festival format is the perfect platform for interaction between foreign and local musicians, for cultivating a music industry infrastructure, for creating quality cultural experiences, and for educating and developing young talent. A music…

w/ Amb. Gifford on TV2

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Rufus Gifford and U.S. State Dept. Arts Envoy Bobby Ricketts talk about jazz, cultural diplomacy, and the Jazz Ambassadors Tribute 2015 campaign: Read More