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Recording and performing my music has been my lifelong dream. I hope that everyone enjoys my songs and finds a connection to each and every one of them. My first introduction to music came at the age of three. I remember sneaking into my grandfather’s closet to strum his old acoustic guitar. Later, at the age of six, my family relocated from North Africa to Rome where I was able to enjoy the romantic sounds produced by my father’s accordion. Next, at the age of eight I found myself, along with my family, relocating to the good old USA. Finally, at the age of thirteen, I was introduced to the great sounds of, a well known band known as, the “Beatles”. After that, life as I knew it would never be the same. I guess, that’s how it all started
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My musical career spans three plus decades of professional entertainment as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. I have appeared as a lead guitarist and vocalist with many live bands throughout my career. My performance history includes work with bands such as Sidewalk Symphony, The Fantasy Band, Stepping Out, The New Prince Band, US & Co., and the original Infernos. I have shared the stage with such great recording artists as The Duprees, The Mello Kings, Vito and the Salutations, and Vito and the Elegants. I have also shared the stage with various European performers, touring the New York Metropolitan Area, such as “I Nuovi Angeli” and the “Formula Tre.” I have recorded an album entitled “Smooth Reminiscence” and have appeared several times, along with vocalist/keyboard player Angelo Uccello, on the “Steve Ames” Cable TV Show.”
I began studying jazz under the guidance of jazz guitarist Sandy Renda. Sandy studied with renowned jazz guitarist Joe Cinderella. This is where I gathered the knowledge and experience to be able to write my original compositions.
In the summer of 2009, my song “Feelin’ Funky” was featured on “Lady Jay’s” JazzMatrix Radio.I have been featured many times on Udo Freter’s Show called Blues Rockclub Radioshow located in Germany. I am very fortunate to be promoted by such a talented individual.
I also want to acknowledge my friend Destination Dawn for giving me much support. On July 22, 2010, I was interviewed on her “Starwing Production”, Florida Radio Show along with many other wonderful artists.
On June 6, 2010 “Moonlite Vibe” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” were featured on Ozcat Radio, with Jerome Triple J., located in California. Mj from “The Coast Radio” included several of my songs on her radio station as well.
On August 9, 2010, I was interviewed by Mj on “The Coast Radio,” on September 10, 2010, I was interviewed by Ms Bridgette Lewis on “Coffee Talk Jazz Radio,” on January 8, 2011, I was interviewed my Terrie and Michael on “Talking Smooth Jazz”, on March 18, 2011, I was interviewed by Cres O’Neal on “Jazzin’ em Up,” on August 26, 2011, I was interviewed by JBlair Brown, on “Living the Dream,” and on September 17, 2011, I was interviewed by Hank Howe, on “Inet Jazz Musik.”, on October, 2011, I was interviewed by “Upphront Radio” with Warren Michaels, and on April 10, 2012, I was interviewed by “Ozcat Radio” with Jerome Triple J, on April 15, 2012, I co-hosted along Donna Whittington “The Color OfJazz” Internet Radio Show, on August 29, 2012, I was interviewed by “Indie Swag Radio-KRGT FM” with Kari Taylor and on September 5, 2012, I was interviewed by “Radio Abracadabra,” Italy, with Chez Maxime, on October 13, 2012, I was interview by “Fish Bowl Radio” with Shelia C. Taylor.
I have a total of ten Youtube videos: www.youtube.com/riggyentertainment
I have been invited to share my music on Angelo Petruzzi’s “Smooth Jazz Radio Channel”, direct from Italy. My song “Our Love” has been chosen by Angelo to appear on a world-wide compilation CD entitled “Smooth Jazz Time Project”
Reggie “the Jazzman” Mitchell opens his show on “Smooth Groove Phoenix” every Saturday with my cover of Europa.
I’ve opened at “Chico’s House Of Jazz”, Asbury Park, for saxophonists Rod Williams and renowned sax player Kyle Turner along with pianists Bob Baldwin and Darrell Lavigne.
On April 15, 2012, I co-hosted along Donna Whittington “The Color OfJazz” Internet Radio Show, (www.thecolorofjazz.com)
On April 1, 2012, I held my, sold out, cd release party at Trumpets Jazz Club, in Montclair, NJ.
I have a two year endorsement with the Samick Music Corporation, Greg Bennett Design Guitars. The largest string company in the world.
“ Grove-Time Smooth Jazz Radio” – Atlantic City, NJ
“KJazz Radio” – England
“WQTQ-FM” – Hartford, Conneticut
“WDIY Radio” – Bethlehem, PA
“Motorcityjazzradio”- Detroit, Mi.
“WINR Smooth Jazz Radio” –Boston, Mass
“96.9 Lite FM” – East Hemet, California
“WINR” – Dallas, Texas
“D.c. Coast to Coast” – San Diego, California
·“WBGO” – Newark, NJ
“smooth981.fm” – Nigeria, Africa
“RED STILETTO JAZZ RADIO“ – Providence, RI
“WCIS Radio” – Washington, DC
“Planet Claire / Aligre 93.1 FM” – Paris, France
“Jo Khool Jazz Radio” – Rochester, NY
“Blues and The Beat Radio-F.D.U” – Roseland, NJ
“Boston Internet Radio” – Boston, Mass
“Thursday Breakdown” – England
“Jazzy 100.com” – Las Vegas, Nevada
“The Definition Of Smooth Radio” – Ohio
“Street Jazz on Jazz Net Radio” – Brazil
“Fish Bowl Radio” – Las Vegas
“Cigar Chat Radio”- California
“Indie Swag Radio” – California
“The Color Of Jazz Radio” – Arizona
“Spitfire Radio” – England
“Federal radio” – England
“Oldies Plus Net Radio” – Philadelphia
“REPLAY RADIO” (UK)
“PIPELINE INTERNATIONAL RADIO” (UK)
“SPITFIRE FM” (UK)
“ATLANTIC RADIO” (IRELAND)
“RADIO HEATWAVE” (SPAIN)
“WORLD FM” (NEW ZEALAND)
“PEAKHILL RADIO” (AUSTRALIA)
“GW DOWNUNDER” (AUSTRALIA)
My album “Smooth Reminiscence” is available, for purchase, at the following locations: cdbaby.com, last.fm.com, amazonmp3.com, reverbnation.com, and iTunes.com. It is a combination of straight ahead jazz, latin jazz, smooth jazz, and easy listening.
My new CD entitled “Sleepwalk” is available at cdbaby.com, iTunes.com, and Amazonmp3.com. It is a combination of jazz, smooth jazz, and easy listening with some easy listening vocals tunes as well.
My original tune “Our Love” is included in this compilation album “Smooth Jazz Time Project”, available at cdbaby, iTunes, Amazonmp3
As of July 6, 2012, I am #1 on the New Jersey Reverbnation Jazz Charts!! Thank you fans!
My original tune “ As Smooth As It Gets” co-written by Rod Williams is available on Rod’s new album “Hands Down” available on cdbaby, iTunes, Amazonmp3
At the “Williams Center for the Performing Arts” -10/12/2012