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About Rick DellaRatta

   Rick DellaRatta

Jazz Pianist,

Vocalist and Composer


 

 

 

 

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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. Through his life long endeavor to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace worldwide through his "Jazz for Peace World Tour", Rick DellaRatta is considered to be an innovator and a visionary.

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 Thelonious 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.

Dr. Billy Taylor put Ricks impact in perspective when commenting on Ricks "Thought Provoking CD - he said: "Rick DellaRatta is one of the people who is taking Jazz to the next level".

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    Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Return to Africa for a concert to save the Masai Mara CLICK! to View the Full Slide Show! Are you an outstanding NPO? Click... More »

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Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Perform to help save the Masai Mara Last Updated on 2014-06-15 13:19:56   Jazz for Peace Benefit Concert February 19, 2011 at the Nairobi National Museum In support of the Empaash Olorienito Conservancy   Waters of March (Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim 1972) performed solo by Rick DellaRatta keyboard/vocals at The Nairobi National Museum in Nairobi Kenya.  CLICK! here for the performance recorded on 02/19/2011!   PLEASE COMMENT HERE!   Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace "Saving the Masai Mara" brought to you by LifeFilta   Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace "Saving the Masai Mara" brought to you by LifeFilta... Rick DellaRatta's Benefit Concert in Nairobi Kenya for ECO did not stop there this event will now be turned into a Documentary Film to continue to raise support to help "Save the Masai Mara" For more information on how you can help please contact to find out how by... More »
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Masai, Kenya with Rick DellaRatta Last Updated on 2011-02-19 01:12:26 Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Return to Africa for a concert to save the Masai Mara CLICK! to View the Full Slide Show! Are you an outstanding NPO? Click here for funding!  www.jazzforpeace.org/grant Dear Friends: We welcome in the New Year with momentous  NEWS!  Jazz for Peace is returning to Africa to perform in concert to raise awareness for one of the most important environmental concerns of our lifetime - the great migration of the Masai Mara. The Masai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) is a 1,510 km protected area in south-west Kenya. It is part of the world famous Serengeti-Mara ecosystem that covers over 25,000 km2 of Masai land in Kenya and Tanzania. Lying at an altitude of c.1600 m, it is an area of undulating grassland savanna bisected by the Mara River. The Mara River is slowly drying up due to a variety of... More »