Rick DePiro

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Rick DePiro (Ricky Dee)
Rick DePiro (aka Ricky Dee) - live performance shot January 2010 Nashville TN - rehearsal (CC-BY-SA).png
Background information
Born (1967-05-30) May 30, 1967 (age 49)
Genres Country, jazz, rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, arranger, record producer, music executive
Instruments piano, Hammond B3, organ, keyboards
Years active 1980–present
Labels JaRic Records and Entertainment
Notable instruments
Organ(Jazz/Rock),piano,vocals

Rick DePiro, (born May 30, 1967) who is known by his stage name Ricky Dee, is an American Country singer-songwriter, jazz pianist and organist, and a music producer who has recorded and produced over twenty-five albums. DePiro is also the founder of RADCO Music Group,[1] a Los Angeles-based multimedia group consisting of JaRic Records and Entertainment,[2] a Los Angeles based independent record label and multimedia company that is located, as well, in Nashville, Carol Lynn Designs, an Entertainment industry based jewelry design and manufacturing company,[3] RADCO Media Group, a web design and internet specialty company[4] and the "PLAY MUSIC-ENJOY LIFE!" Piano series for Music and Wellness as part of PLAY MUSIC-ENJOY LIFE! Inc., a non-profit California based company partnered with the American Cancer Society.[5]

DePiro is the son of a steel executive (and hall of fame softball pitcher) father, Louis, and jazz vocalist mother, Joan, (whose uncle, Vincent Nola, founded and owned Nola Studios in New York City), and sibling to two younger sisters Deanna, a computer sales executive and Jacki, a jazz vocalist and a founding and current partner at JaRic Records and Entertainment. Throughout his career, DePiro has been a National Artist for Matsushita/MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group) with Technics Musical Instruments, Roland Corporation as a National Artist and Product Specialist, participating artist and contributor of the I-AM workshop, and VP of KnoC Management- Hollywood. DePiro turned down a scholarship at Eastman College of Music to attend Daemen College and Akron University as a music theory, synthesis and music business Major. DePiro is listed as one of the most notable Jazz organists in history.[6] In 1982 with a qualifying IQ of 165 on an officially monitored exam, DePiro was made a member of Mensa.[7]

Early life 1967-1985 and career start[edit]

DePiro was born in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time, his father was finishing an Engineering degree at Fenn College of Engineering. DePiro grew up in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York area and started playing Jazz Organ at the age of 10. He started playing piano by age 12.

DePiro was born Richard Anthony DePerro, later changing his legal name and his stage name for works and appearances in jazz and popular music to Rick DePiro in 1990 via career advice from his attorney Peter Ross and co-managers Brendan Cahill and Jon Hichborn. His stage name in Country music, Ricky Dee, was added in 2000 via earlier advice from Country music mentor Johnny Cash at the Universal Amphitheater just prior to Cash's concert on September 21, 1990. Throughout his extensive performance career DePiro has, often in large part, credited his teachers and mentors with his keyboard proficiency. DePiro's list of personal teachers and music mentors includes Michael O'Boyle, Carlo Annibale, Don Costa, Pat Pace, Dr. Roland Paolucci, Frank Leone, Jimmy Wozniak, Dr. Michael Boddicker, Ralph Turek and Oscar Peterson.

DePiro started performing by "sitting in" with Jazz and Rock bands throughout New York by invitation at age twelve. His first "steady paid gig" was as weekly Church pianist at St Matthew's Church in Buffalo, New York at age twelve. By age sixteen he recorded two albums and was signed to Mark Records[8][9] by owner and producer Vincent Morette. He performed his first solo piano-organ concert at age fourteen and began teaching privately holding twenty-five weekly private students by the age of seventeen. Before he was eighteen, he had roughly thirty-five television appearances, local and national, airplay on over fifty radio stations nationwide, had written thirty songs and had composed and performed the ongoing theme song for the weekly New York TV talk show Talk Of The Town. Within that same time-frame, DePiro studied with his Orchestra "idol" Don Costa as a protégée in Beverly Hills, performed at the Emmy Awards, was the opening act for seven artists/bands and along with his band and vocalist - (then seven years old) sister Jacki DePiro, won a Tri-State contest for a center stage concert at New York indoor Amphitheatre, Melody Fair.

Career[edit]

Adulthood (18-30)[edit]

DePiro became the music director for the USWA/AFL-CIO Constitutional Conventions at age eighteen when he was contracted by Richard Davis, International EVP of the USWA. He then performed at eight USWA bi-annual international conventions until the age of thirty-two, often including his sister Jacki in concerts and events. His song America My Home was the first song in the convention's history to be performed and included as official business. DePiro performed the song on the convention floor during the 1994 convention in Las Vegas. DePiro produced a Christmas album in 1984 for vocalist Raine Austen and got his first national jingle contract writing and performing jingles with Ms. Austen for a (then) new chain of the Muffler Man Supply Company, Rainbow Muffler.

In 1984 DePiro was signed to a second record contract this time with Cosmic Records in Cleveland, Ohio. He stayed with Cosmic Records until after the death of friend and mentor Romeo Salerno (Cosmic Records owner and founder) in December 1991. Continuing after the death of Salerno, DePiro recorded new projects and released them under the Cosmic Records banner (through an agreement and promise made to Salerno), with the assistance of Salerno's son John Salerno, until starting his own label, JaRic Records, in 1997.

He is a BMI writer and publisher and voting member of NARAS, the recording academy.[10]

In the 1980s DePiro became a music director of Rock Show-Band "Sir Bentley". He toured the United States with the band for over a year. After an additional year performing six days a week as leader of a "house band" at the Bond Court, a downtown luxury Hotel in Cleveland Ohio, playing for local TV shows, concerts in the Park, conventions and special political events, DePiro won a tri-state audition to become the stadium organist for the Cleveland Indians and played the Organ at all home games at Cleveland Stadium for two seasons. With the Indians, DePiro garnered featured press, both for his musical talent and "baseball song sarcasm", in local and National media including ESPN, CNN and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, amongst others. In later years, DePiro has also played stadium organ as a special guest for the Texas Rangers, LA Angels and Chicago White Sox.

DePiro moved to the Los Angeles area to further pursue his career in music in 1986 while still playing Organ for the Indians. He transferred his AFM membership from the Cleveland chapter to the LA/Hollywood chapter, Local 47. In LA, he was initially managed by David Parrish who introduced him to music producer Chuck Sabatino. In his first two years in LA, with Sabatino, DePiro met and recorded several projects with Michael McDonald's band. He also took on a job as music director for Broadway and film actor Sy Kramer, and through Kramer worked with actors including Betty White, Gretchen Wilder, Barbara Luna, Dom DeLuise, Estelle Getty. He also worked with actor/friend John O'Hurley and his (then) wife actress Eva LaRue, took acting lessons in Hollywood, and co-owned a recording studio in Lake Arrowhead, CA. He was later managed by Jon Hichborn and Brendan Cahill (Universal Studios Film Music VP) who handled his career for the next three years where he recorded with several producers including Steve Shiff and Joe Julian, performed at the Greek Theater, got airplay on numerous LA Rock stations and became a National Concert Artist for Matsushita/MCA – at Technics Musical Instruments. He won National Keyboard Artist of the Year in 1992 and 1993. His involvement with MCA/Universal lead him to bring in sister Jacki as a performer at special events, and additionally as Manager of the MCA/Universal Company store where they befriended Chairman Lew Wasserman. Wasserman helped the DePiro's garner performances at Universal Studios for PAC and EIF functions and Special Studio Events and was a personal reference for their second performance at The White House[11] for and by invitation of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton[12] in December 2000.

In 1999 and 2000 DePiro contracted with and wrote music software for Technote America and Style Station Inc. and recorded his 14th – 21st CDs with seven CDs of instrumental cover music under contract with an independent label based in Los Angeles. In October 2000 he was signed as a National Product Specialist and Concert Artist with Roland Corporation through friend and colleague Dennis Houlihan, Roland company president-CEO and current Chairman, and is still a contracted staff artist with Roland. DePiro is one of less than 100 professional music artists to be endorsed officially by the Roland Corporation and the first "staff artist" to ever be endorsed.[13] In November 2000 he married his longtime (eight years) girlfriend and fiancée, Yvette Leon, a musical theater and Shakespeare performer. In December 2000, he and sister Jacki were again invited and performed at The White House, in this instance for five-hundred invited guests at a governors and military reception, and additionally performed a private concert for the president and had a thirty-minute private audience with the president. Soon after the attacks of 9-11, in December 2001, DePiro was invited to perform his song America My Home for New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani at the Mayor's "Man of the Year" celebration in New York City.

Throughout 2001 and 2002, after the attacks of 9/11, DePiro's "America My Home" was played on more than 400 radio stations nationwide to help reinforce and celebrate the national pride and belief in America, and is still played and performed at patriotic and special events throughout the U.S. annually. To date DePiro has performed over 2500 concerts worldwide in more than 450 cities and has a documented repertoire of memorized songs in excess of 20,000 which is still ranked as one of the highest numbered instrumental repertoires among existing instrumentalists as reported in the Guinness Book of Records.

In 1993 DePiro along with sister Jacki recorded their first Holiday themed CD entitled Christmastime which still airs annually on radio stations across the US during the Holiday Season.

From 2001 to present day[edit]

Ricky Dee (Rick DePiro) in Houston - Concert pic 2013

DePiro launched JaRic Records and Entertainment with sister Jacki in 1997 to coincide with the release of their "All About Time" CD. In 1998 DePiro had over US$450,000 stolen from him by his former accountant and former attorney and business partner. His accountant forged a GPA in DePiro's name and left him nearly bankrupt. A federal lawsuit was filed by DePiro and for the next six years was assembled and fought in U.S. Federal Court, finally concluding with a full judgment in DePiro's favor on October 8, 2004. The six-year period stalled the advancement of JaRic Records however during these six years, DePiro still performed in over 700 events including two performances at the White House. Longtime friend and colleague Freddie Ravel joined on with JaRic Records in 2005 as an Artist-Partner.[14] Ricky Dee, Jacki DePiro, Freddie Ravel, Lindsay Jordan,[15] Joe Walla, Emily Davison and others have been signed to JaRic Records. DePiro and his team launched the JaRic website in 2005. DePiro recorded his first solo country music CD in 2006 titled Give Me A Chance under the JaRic label.[16] The CD received a positive review,[17] and is/has been distributed by iTunes, QVC, CDBaby,[18] CD Universe[19] and over 30 additional distribution outlets/channels worldwide. DePiro wrote title cut and 11 additional songs, is credited for all arrangements on this CD and performed on piano, organ, keyboards and all lead vocals. He also is credited for producing the CD.[20] The CD included tracks from Michael MacDonald's Band and songs written and produced by DePiro and co-produced by Nashville producer, Dave Dunston who is also DePiro's live performance Music Director.[21]

DePiro along with drummer Dave Beyer and bassist Hussain Jiffry performed as DePiro's jazz trio on Jacki DePiro's first solo jazz CD in 2006 under JaRic Records, titled Where I Hang My Hat Is Home[22] Rick DePiro wrote title cut and two additional songs, is credited for all arrangements on this CD and performed on piano and vocals. He also was credited for producing the CD.[23] All credits appear in liner notes, on artist website, label website and on websites selling and reviewing this CD, where DePiro is a credited composer (3 songs), arranger (all songs) and producer (all songs). DePiro appeared in and performed on NBC's Las Vegas in 2007[24][25] under the direction of Peter Weller, and has also recently performed on and appeared in the motion picture Once Fallen with Weller, Michael Madsen, Brian Presley and Ed Harris. He appeared in and/or performed on The Price Is Right, Breaking Bonaduce, Wheel of Fortune, the Tony Danza Show, CNN, Inside Edition, ESPN, many conventions including the Democratic National Convention, and The Emmys amongst others. He and his label were given the first exclusive distribution deal for a record label in QVC history in 2006[26] and DePiro's first appearances on QVC included a 15-minute solo performance spot and as a Prime Time guest performer in August 2006. Amongst his concert performances, he has performed in venues worldwide including The Kennedy Center, The Greek Theatre, The Hollywood Bowl, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and most recently, Carnegie Hall. DePiro currently also performs with Peter Weller and a Jazz quintet at the Grand Havana Room, a private club in Beverly Hills CA, several times per year. His artistic versatility has enabled DePiro to perform with dozens of notable artists covering several genres in addition to those mentioned previously in this article including fellow JaRic Records artist, World Champion jazz accordionist Cory Pesaturo.[27]

DePiro tours an average of 70 cities per year currently and earlier in his career, regularly performed over 200 shows/concerts annually covering over 125 cities. He has traveled in excess of 4.5 million air miles, logged over 2500 hotel nights and more than 800,000 highway/road miles, nearly all in performance of music or music-related projects. His music, songwriting, performances, and production projects including his recordings and online videos i.e.::[28][29][30] have been hosted and/or broadcast in 13 countries and in 10 languages.

Beginning in 2002, DePiro was managed and mentored by musical instrument industry executive Nick Orlando and William Morris Agency former head agent Steve Konow until Orlando's death in 2005 where Konow continued until DePiro and his sister, along with the rest of the JaRic Records team, were signed by Celebrity manager David Baram. Konow and Baram remained advisors and mentors for DePiro's career after their respective management ended.

DePiro and his JaRic Records team signed a recent development deal with Baram and his management team for a new Reality Show about the problems in the music industry and how their team (and label) are beating the odds and succeeding. In 2009 after donating his performance for a July 4 Music Concert at Warner Center Park, California, headlining for more than 50,000 people, DePiro (Ricky Dee) was recognized formally with an award from the City Of Los Angeles for his selfless and numerous contributions to the City. In 2010 DePiro signed a multi-year deal with BrassStar Productions, Los Angeles[31] to supply the music exclusively for videos that BrassStar was creating for LA's Metrolink System, Homeland Security for anti-terrorist training videos, the National "See Something-Say Something" campaign for public awareness and threat assessment, and the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department. In 2012 DePiro and his executive team were given a feature article in notable philanthropist and CEO magazine, Art and Living.[32] This referenced issue of Art and Living also featured articles with notables including Mark Narcross,[33] Eli Broad [34] Chef and Restaurateur Wolfgang Puck,[35] Real Estate Developer and Television Personality Donald Trump and BBDO CEO John Osborn.[36]

DePiro still continues to travel more than 120 days per year worldwide, has a World Tour planned for the 2017 Concert Season, is currently still a music producer and has also signed on to the I-AM Workshop - Reno Nevada for donated Concert appearances, and as a board member. In March 2010, DePiro, along with his attorney and partner acquired 50% of the Carol Lynn Jewelry Design company. In 2011 DePiro along with his partners launched RADCO Music Group, consisting of 4 companies, JaRic Records and Entertainment, RADCO Music Learning Centers (RMLC's)(and the "PLAY MUSIC - ENJOY LIFE" piano series), RADCO Media Group and Carol Lynn Designs. For 2016 DePiro, through his Charity PLAY MUSIC - ENJOY LIFE! and affiliates, has a celebrity Holiday recording project slated for the Holiday / Christmas Season. In 2014 DePiro wrote a new curriculum for PLAY MUSIC ENJOY LIFE! to accompany a new month-long series of Wellness lessons to be given through donations to thousands of deserving individuals through a new 501(c)3 Music and Wellness organization headed by DePiro and other industry Music and Wellness veterans. In 2014 DePiro and his team also started a "mobile/Outreach" program to bring the Music and Wellness program to the afflicted when they are unable to travel to the PLAY MUSIC - ENJOY LIFE! locations.

DePiro lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and son.

Discography[edit]

Artist Title Year of Release Label
Rick DePiro Mellow Haze 1983 Mark Records # MC 20063
Rick DePiro It Had To be You 1990 Cosmic Records # CMR 45902-90
Rick DePiro Steals The Night 1990 Cosmic Records # CMR 45113-90
Rick DePiro Artist Series – Vol 1 1992 Cosmic Records # CMR 47353-92
Raine Austen My Christmas To You 1988 Cosmic Records # CMR 46243-88
Rick DePiro Cleveland Rocks Tribute 1987 Cleveland Indians Properties
Michael McDonald No Lookin Back 1986 Warner Bros Records # 9 25534-4
Rick DePiro -Chuck Sabatino with Michael McDonald Band Old Habits – Romeo and Juliet (single) 1991 Cosmic Records # CMR 46435-91
Walter Haden - Rick DePiro Songs of Life 1997 JaRic Records # JR 13110
Rick DePiro-Joe Jullian & Steve Shiff Eternally 1993 Cosmic Records # CMR 44256-93
Rick DePiro and Jacki DePiro How High The Moon 1993 Cosmic Records # CMR 48656-93
Rick DePiro with the Billy May Orchestra Crooner's night 1994 Cosmic Records # CMR 51093-96
Rick DePiro and Jacki DePiro Christmastime 1993 Cosmic Records # CMR 48678-93
Various Artists The Stars of Days of Our Lives 1990 Innovative
Rick DePiro Contemporary Hits (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Latin Moods(software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Mellow Standards (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro In Tribute to Frank (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Great Ballads (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Country Hits (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro The Duke at 100 (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Favorite Standards (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Classic Rock Hits (software version) 2000 Style Station Orem Utah, Technote America
Rick DePiro Contemporary Hits (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403a
Rick DePiro Latin Moods (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403b
Rick DePiro Mellow Standards (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403c
Rick DePiro In Tribute to Frank (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403d
Rick DePiro Great Ballads (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403e
Rick DePiro Country Hits (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403f
Rick DePiro The Duke at 100 (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403g
Rick DePiro Favorite Standards (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403h
Rick DePiro 'Classic Rock Hits (CD version) 2003 JaRic Records # 5410-403i
Rick DePiro Somebody New 2002 JaRic Records # 5410-403a1
Ricky Dee Give Me A Chance 2008 JaRic Records # JR 01575-806
Jacki DePiro When Love Walks In 1997 JaRic Records # 4013-297
Rick DePiro and Jacki DePiro All About TIme 1997 JaRic Records # JR4022-997
Alan Sweet Project with Rick DePiro and Jacki DePiro Dig-It-Al 2001 ASP Records
Lindsay Jordan Down Home Heart 2008 JaRic Records # JR 01550-905
Jacki DePiro Jazz Standards 4 1996 Cosmic Records # CMR 51096-96
Jacki DePiro Where I Hang My Hat Is Home 2008 JaRic Records # JR 01525-406
Joe Walla She Showed Up 2009 JaRic Records # JR 01695-809
Rick DePiro 'Live at the Atelier (CD version) 2011 JaRic Records # 5410-403j
Rick DePiro 'Some Like It Mellow (CD version) 2012 JaRic Records # 5410-403k
Rick DePiro 'We'll Meet Again (CD version) 2013 JaRic Records # 5410-403l
Michael Mancuso 'All That Matters Now (CD and online version) 2016 JaRic Records # JR 01575-815

Media appearances[edit]

  • QVC - August 2006 on - several appearances - as Country Artist Ricky Dee - selling CD "Give Me A Chance" - QVC item no. E01377
  • Inside Edition - Lifestyle episode with Eva LaRue 1993 - filmed at LaRue's home Los Angeles - played piano - LaRue sang
  • ESPN - 1986 - Cleveland Indians Organist - interview and "talk" re: feature Article in Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thunder at the Ballpark" - about DePiro as youngest Organist in MLB* CNN - Cleveland Indians Organist 1985 - low attendance "boost" article re: Peter Bavasi as president of Cleveland Indians effort to boost attendance with controversial/sarcastic young Organist DePiro
  • Once Fallen - 2010 release Movie - with Peter Weller, Michael Madsen, Ed Harris etc.—DePiro plays piano as part of Peter Weller's ("Eddie") trio - 2 scenes - with music and dialog
  • Las Vegas (episode guide)

DePiro is pianist in episode 11 season 5 of NBC's Las Vegas - "A Cannon Carol" - with music and dialog

  • Breaking Bonaduce - Reality show with Bonaduce - episode in 2008 - DePiro plays keyboard at Bonaduce home for gift to Bonaduce after return from rehab
  • Entertainment Tonight - Mary Hart interview - 1997 - DePiro plays piano as upcoming Artist - Greek Theatre footage, recording studio footage, new CD release "All About Time"
  • Tony Danza Show - DePiro interviewed - plays piano for Danza - also December 14, 2004 Dr. Gadget shows Roland Piano to Danza, DePiro plays-season 2 episode 119
  • Wheel of Fortune - DePiro performs for show - background music, on air performs on "give away" Piano, returns as winning contestant, performs music on opening and end credits 1990
  • Days of Our Lives - 3 episodes 1990, 1991—DePiro as Music Director for Greek Theater show "live". on air plays piano in 3 episodes - restaurant scene, house scene, night club scene
  • (more than 100 Local -Regional TV and Cable appearances) - 45 cities, 30 States - 1982-2010

local news, morning and evening talk shows, feature spots, etc. - primary multiple appearances NY, Ohio, CA

  • several dozen internal Corporate and customer videos including videos with Roland Corporation US - continuing video, product videos, voice-over product inlays, national trade shows (NAMM)
  • Matsushita/Panasonic - staff Artist - performances, music recordings, product demonstrations, corporate engagements 1989-1999 -- MCA/Universal - PAC events, EIF, Holiday Parties, Studio events, Concerts, private executive events, TV music, videos
  • ABC - Corporate private performances for ABC executives, local and regional ABC affiliate interviews, National coverage/appearances on shows airing on network- performance/concert coverage
  • NBC - "Las Vegas", NBC Universal events, local and regional NBC affiliate interviews, performance coverage, National coverage/appearances on shows airing on network- performance/concert
  • Las Vegas (TV series) list of episodes - cameos) Las Vegas (TV series)#Notable cameos
  • USWA/AFL-CIO-CLC - Convention videos, music background for corporate videos, promo videos, convention videos
  • So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. TV series) - Style page - Soyon An 7 videos - Show stylist - discusses and shows styles worn by contestants in episodes including Jewelry made by CarolLynn Designs, (DePiro is owner-partner in Jewelry company)
  • Kroger/Ralphs, - corporate video - filmed as preferred customer, record executive and artist for KTV (Kroger internal TV network)
  • CBS - The Price Is Right (2009)-music/piano performance, National coverage/appearances on shows airing on network- performance/concert local and regional CBS affiliate interviews, performance coverage

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