Doors 2:30 PM, Event begins at 3:00 PM.
Richard Garcia is an award-winning jazz saxophonist, woodwind double, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator. His love for this art was initiated in middle school where he began by playing clarinet and picked up a few more doubles along the journey that would lead him to the music dream that he is living and continues to build today!
He attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies under the direction of the university’s prestigious faculty including; Bunky Green, Todd Delgiudice, Lynne Arriale, Barry Green, Dennis Marks, J.B. Scott, and Dave Steinmeyer. Richard is a graduate of New England Conservatory’s Jazz Master’s program. Accepted to the Conservatory on scholarship, he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Miguel Zenon and Donny McCaslin. He was selected to perform in premier ensembles directed by today’s leading jazz artist including; Ken Schaphorst, Frank Carlberg, world renowned instrumentalists Jerry Bergonzi, John Mcneil, and Jason Moran.
He is currently performing all over New England with his band, various ensembles as well as teaching saxophone lessons at Boston College and private composition and arranging. As of fall 2016 Richard has released his debut quartet album entitled, “Don’t Look Back”!