Rick DellaRatta

Jazz Pianist, Vocalist and Composer





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Rick DellaRatta

Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. Through his life long endeavor to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace worldwide through his "Jazz for Peace World Tour", Rick DellaRatta is considered to be an innovator and a visionary.

His unique and original piano playing and composing has been compared in print to Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett, Joe Zawinul, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson and Thelonious Monk while his signature vocal sound and style has been likened to Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Joao Gilberto, Ivan Lins, Michael Franks and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Dr. Billy Taylor put Ricks impact in perspective when commenting on Ricks "Thought Provoking CD - he said: "Rick DellaRatta is one of the people who is taking Jazz to the next level".

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More than just the Premier Singer/Instrumentalist in Jazz today......

"DellaRatta.....demonstrating a talent for composing, improvising and arranging....that recalled Thelonius Monk's flair for refreshing familiar chord progressions with harmonic twists.....an imaginative reworking that moved from the sublime to swinging and back again."
--Washington Post
"DellaRatta...well crafted with strong traces of influence from McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans."
--LA Times
"DellaRatta brought new life to an old sweet song."
--Boston Globe
"Rick DellaRatta is one of the finest Jazz pianists alive."
--Savannah Times

"One of the worlds finest pianists."

--Teri Thornton
"His voice is his secret weapon. It's pure velvet."
--Troy Record
"DellaRatta has the talent, tunes and superb sidemen to deserve at least a Diana Krall -sized career. He sings and plays better, and fronts a tremendous band."

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Recent CD's


 Jazz for Peace



Jazz at Christmastime



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