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With deep roots in classical music, saxophonist Libby Richman leads Libby & Co., an ensemble that plays original contemporary jazz. Her sound echoes many influences including Classical, Latin, and current music.
Libby has shared the stage with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson, guitarist John Hart, Cameron Brown, Virginia Mayhew, and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. As a side musician she has performed with Leslie Gore, Martha Reeves, The Shirelles, the Earls, The Duprees, The Kit McClure Big Band, and The Guy Lombardo Orchestra.
In September 2014 she was featured in The International Musician, the official journal of the American Federation of Musicians.
Concerts and events include The Newark Museum (Jazz in Bloom, sponsored by WBGO), Mid-day Jazz at St. Peter‘s Jazz Ministry, The Sarah Lawrence College Graduation Reception, Sunset Soiree at Boscobel (Garrison, NY), Look, Listen, Lunch - Celebrate Summer in Midtown (sponsored by the Grand Central Partnership), Jazz Forum Arts at Untermyer Park, and “The Art of Music” series at The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University.
NYC club appearances include Birdland, The 55 Bar, Cleopatra's Needle, The Bitter End, The Garage, and Swing 46. She was also featured in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Distinguished Artist Concert Series. Libby & Co. was part of BXIndie Music at Wave Hill, a summer concert series featuring Bronx musicians, co sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts. Libby was featured at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT in a concert for Women’s History Month . Lately she has returned to Cleopatra’s Needle and the Riverdale Branch Library. 2014: the Fort Lee Public Library and lunch time jazz at One Battery Park Plaza.
Libby is a Meet the Composer grant recipient. Her love of guitar inspired the music for “Open Strings,” her latest recording. In addition she has presented her educational concert “A Guided Tour of Jazz” at libraries throughout the tri-state area, incorporating some of her own music.
Ms. Richman studied with legendary jazz pianist Sal Mosca and renowned saxophonist/composer Bob Mintzer and with jazz saxophonist David Allan Gross