Rich Perry

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Rich Perry
Born (1955-07-22) July 22, 1955 (age 65)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
LabelsSteepleChase
Associated actsVanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider
Websitewww.richperrymusic.com

Rich Perry is an American jazz tenor saxophonist from Cleveland, Ohio.

Perry attended Bowling Green State University for a year before moving to New York. He toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1975 and with The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra the following year.[1] He has also played with Chet Baker, Paul Bley, Machito, Bob Moses, Jack McDuff, Billy Hart, Eddie Gómez, Tom Harrell, and Harold Danko. He has recorded as a leader since 1993 on SteepleChase Records.

Perry is currently a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra as well as the Maria Schneider Orchestra. He is an adjunct faculty member of the William Paterson University jazz program.[2]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • To Start Again (SteepleChase, 1993)
  • Beautiful Love (SteepleChase, 1994)
  • What Is This? (SteepleChase, 1995)
  • Left Alone (SteepleChase, 1997)
  • RichLee! (SteepleChase, 1997) with Lee Konitz
  • Canções do Brasil (SteepleChase, 2000)
  • So in Love (SteepleChase, 2000)
  • Doxy (SteepleChase, 2000)
  • O Grand Amor (SteepleChase, 2001)
  • Hearsay (SteepleChase, 2002)
  • At Eastman (SteepleChase, 2003)
  • East of the Sun and West of 2nd Avenue (SteepleChase, 2004)
  • You're My Everything (SteepleChase, 2005)
  • Rhapsody (SteepleChase, 2006)
  • At the Kitano, Vol. 1 (SteepleChase, 2006)
  • E-Motion (SteepleChase, 2007)
  • At the Kitano, Vol. 2 (SteepleChase, 2008)
  • Gone (SteepleChase, 2010)
  • At the Kitano, Vol. 3 (SteepleChase, 2010)
  • Grace (SteepleChase, 2011)
  • Time Was (SteepleChase, 2010)
  • Nocturne (SteepleChase, 2014)
  • Organique (SteepleChase, 2015)
  • Mood (SteepleChase, 2016)
  • Other Matters (SteepleChase, 2019)

As sideman[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Rich Perry: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  2. ^ "News and Events". William Paterson University. 2008-01-23. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2010-09-21.