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Rick DellaRatta & Jazz for Peace / Bio

“Uniting people through the art form of Jazz”

Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace™ - Considered “One of the most significant cultural events of our time!”, this Mainstream/Latin/Brazilian act has built a reputation as "One of the worlds greatest Jazz performers!"

Fast Facts:

* Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace performed at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2002. He led a band consisting of Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians in concert for an international audience in what is now considered “One of the most significant cultural events of our time!” 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of this historic event.

* This U.N. Concert has led to a benefit concert series that has gone on to raise funds, publicity and awareness for over 800 non-profit organizations, garnered support and praise from distinguished Americans such as President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator John McCain, activist Noam Chomsky, actor Ed Begley Jr., New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and attended and enjoyed by ambassadors, celebrities, humanitarians, and music lover’s worldwide!

* The Jazz for Peace mission is to continue the benefit concert series; to expand its performances to other cities, states and countries; to bring jazz back into the schools and expose Americans to one of its greatest, yet often overlooked art forms; and to donate musical instruments to underprivileged children and schools

* Recently jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Rick DellaRatta was listed in "Jazz Singers" as one of the top Jazz vocalist of all time and included by The Foundation Center in their list of the top musician philanthropists of our time along with Bono (U2), Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Sting.

Having performed with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Paquito D' Rivera, Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. His unique and original piano playing and composing has been compared in print to Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett, Joe Zawinul, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson and Thelonius Monk while his signature vocal sound and style has been likened to Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Joao Gilberto, Ivan Lins, Michael Franks and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

His current "Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace World Tour" has included historic performances in the US, Europe, Africa and Brazil and his landmark Jazz for Peace concert at the United Nations in New York in 2002 uniting Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians in concert is now considered one of the most significant cultural events of our time! This U.N. Concert has led to a benefit concert series that has gone on to raise funds, publicity and awareness for over 700 non-profit organizations, garnered support and praise from distinguished Americans such as President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, activist Noam Chomsky, actor Ed Begley Jr., New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and many more; and attended and enjoyed by ambassadors, celebrities, humanitarians, and music lovers worldwide! Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Rick DellaRatta was included by The Foundation Center in their list of the top musician philanthropists of our time along with Bono (U2), Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Sting.

General Info

Band Members
Rick Dellaratta
Artist Name
Rick DellaRatta & Jazz for Peace
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/rickdellaratta
Genres
Jazz

Contact Info

Location
New York, NY
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