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.
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.
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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