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Richie Morales

Richie Morales

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Tours/Performances/Recordings With Major Artists

Regular appearances with Grammy nominated guitarist Mike Stern at The 55 Bar NYC.                                                                   

Brazil Tour 5/26-5/30/15                                                                  

Detroit Jazz Festival 8/30/14

Fall U.S. tour 11/18/13-11/25/13,Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis Indiana

The Jazz Café Detroit Michigan

The Jazz Showcase Chicago Illinois

Berklee College of Music Performance Center Boston Mass. 8/20/13

Fall 2012 Midwest tour dates

The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis Ind.

Clinic and Master Class at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bloomington Indiana.

The Jazz Café Detroit Michigan. 10/4-10/7 2012

Indianapolis Jazz Festival 9/18/10

Performances as leader of The Richie Morales Quartet at The New Rochelle Jazz Festival 7/14/13, and The Opening concert for Nyack Jazz Week 7/21/13. Personnel in my band has included such renowned musicians as bassists Harvie S (Kenny Baron, Michael Brecker) and Mark Egan (Pat Metheny) saxophonist Steve Slagle (Charles Mingus Big Band, Milton Nascimiento) and pianist Bill O’Connell (Sonny Rollins, Dave Valentin).

Performance with saxophonist Bill Evans “Soulgrass” Homer Performing Arts Center, Homer N.Y. 8/13

Performed with Grammy nominated Trombonist Conrad Herwig’s Latin Jazz All Stars “The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter” at The Baltimore Museum of Art. 2/10/13

Performed with renown pianist, composer and arranger Bill O’Connell’s Latin Jazz All Stars at Birdland NYC 1/20/13

Lina Orfanos a Greek American lyric soprano and protege of famed composer Mikis Theodorakis performing the American Songbook and a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald “Lina Loves Ella”.

At Drom N.Y. N.Y. 11/19/11

Trumpets Montclair NJ 12/10/11

Latin Jazz All Stars Performance at the 40th Anniversary of The Bronx Museum of the Arts Spring Gala 3/27/12 Venue: Three Sixty NY, NY

Bill O’Connell Piano

Conrad Herwig Trombone

Ruben Rodriguez Bass

Richie Flores Conga

Myself, Drums

As a leader of the Richie Morales Quartet featuring Charles Blenzig piano, Tom Kennedy Bass, Bob Franceschini Sax

Suffern Free Library Suffern NY 3/21/10

Olive’s Nyack N.Y. 6/18/09

NV Lounge Suffern N.Y. 4/29/09

Riverspace Nyack N.Y. 9/23/08

Mike Stern Group: Extensive European, Asian, U.S and Latin American touring 1994 - present. Dave Valentin: Wave Hill Gardens Sunset Wednesdays concert series. Bronx N.Y. Produced in association with the Bronx Council on the Arts. 7/20/2011

La Fonda Boricua Lounge in El Barrio NY 4/30/10-5/1/10

Chico’s House of Jazz Asbury Park N.J. 8/28/10

Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet: Cabaret in the Square Pittsburgh Pa. Jan. 10th ’09.

The Music Hall, Detroit Michigan, March 27-28, ‘09

Victor Bailey Group: Russia and Eastern Europe tour Nov. ‘07

George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra: Denmark Tour, fall ’05, Germany and U.K. Tour June ‘03. Live recording at The Barbican Centre, London England. “The 80th Birthday Concert”. Concept records.

Grover Washington Jr.: 1995-96, 1998- 99. Extensive U.S. touring including all major U.S. jazz festivals. (Newport, JVC, Playboy) Dianne Reeves: Jazz vocalist, 1996-98, U.S. and European concert dates. Al DiMeola: 1991-93. North and South American tours with “The Electric Project”.

Bill Evans: Saxophonist.1990-92.European and Japanese tours.

Spyro Gyra: 1984- 90, Extensive national and international touring.

The Brecker Brothers Band: 1978-81 U.S, European and Japanese tours.