Rick Britto is a well-known jazz musician from the New England area.
Rick's latest recording projects include: Trine: " +1", "In The Sky" and "Conversations with Erik & I" all released on the new TrineArc Music label!
Previous releases on other labels include: The Lord's Orphans: "Holy City", Trine: "Politics", Andy McWain Ensemble: "Resemblance" and " One O'clock Jump Live"
As a musician, Rick has performed with many artists and groups both nationally and locally, including Karl Berger, Santi Debriano, Harold Jones, Freddie Redd, Kate McGarry, One O'clock Jump, Royal Hartigan, Wes Brown, Armsted Christian, Jim Robitaille, Semenya McCord, Marcelle Gauvin, John Harrison, Chris Poudrier, Bruce Gertz, Dave Zinno, Herb King, Kenny Wensel, Lou Columbo, Frank Wilkins, Alon Yavnai and numerous other musicians.
He has been double billed with such jazz notables as Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Rosemary Clooney, Dick Johnson, Dave McKenna, The Artie Shaw Band, The Buddy Rich Band, and Count Basie's Orchestra.
In the world of popular music, Rick has performed with many R&B recording acts from The Drifters and The Tuneweavers to Tavares and even Queen Latifa, to name a few.
Rick Britto is also a well-known jazz educator from the New England area. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he is a faculty member at both the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Wheaton College instructing private lessons for saxophone and jazz piano, directing music ensembles and teaching jazz theory and African-American music history.
He has taught younger students locally by assisting band directors for both New Bedford and Old Rochester Regional High School Bands for years and currently teaches a few gifted younger students privately in his home. Rick has also adjudicated many concerts, clinics and competitions in school districts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Rick also owns a recording studio, Saurus Studio, where he has produced numerous projects for radio and television and engineered, recorded or mastered recordings for many artists locally.
Latest projects include CD mastering for "Union", Cheryl Conte: "Fortress", "O Caboverdiano" and "Boa Vista" by Cape Verdean guitarist and cavaquinho player, Tazinho, Andy McWain Ensemble: "Resemblance", Trine: "Politics", Trine: " +1", Rick Britto - Matt Richard: "In The Sky" and his latest project Conversations with Erik & I".
Rick offers many services in the fields of endeavor in which he has great experience including:
1. Private music instruction for saxophone, clarinet and piano
2. Private music instruction for jazz improvisation
3. Instruction in music theory and harmony and arranging
4. Audio recording, engineering, mixing, production and CD mastering
5. Orchestration, arranging, music copy and musical performance
6. Web design specializing in Internet audio and video production
New Bedford, MA 02740
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