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Playing all forms of Jazz. Specializing in Latin Jazz and Salsa. I play Piano, Drums, Congas, Timbales, Vibraphone, Composer and arranger. Originally from the Bronx New York. My mother Rae Arroyo was a well known Disc Jockey for 28 years, playing music from her collection. Artists like Puente, Palmieri (Charlie,Eddie) ,Van Van, Bauza, Machito, BoBo, Santamaria...
Born in the Bronx, New York, Rick Began playing piano at the age of 9, drums at age 11, congas and vibraphone at the age of 14. He started playing professionally at the age of 15.
Composer and arranger, Rick appeared in The Coral Reef Lounge at Mandalay Bay every Monday night for four years with his 10 piece Latin dance band, recently Featured on Vegas PBS with host Donny Osmond. Featured on the Gene Reddin show, guest on the Polly Gonzales La Ventanna TV show. Performed for Barack Obama, Jenny Jones, Mauri Povich, Robin Leach, Oscar De LaHoya, Oscar Goodman, Shelly Berkley, Harry Reid, Chip Maxfield etc... Has performed internationally - Sri Lanka, India, Spain, France, Italy. Nationally in Ohio, Kentucky, Arizona, Utah, Mississippi, North Carolina, Chicago, Colorado, Indiana etc... Performed in las Vegas at The Blue Note, The House Of Blues, The Rio, Harrah's, Gold Coast, Rampart Casino, Treasure Island, Golden Nugget, Circus Circus, Stratosphere, Luxor, M Resort, Fiesta Rancho Casino, Texas Station, The MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena, Bellagio’s, Caesars Palace, House Of Blues, Foundation Room, Venetian, Bally's, The Stardust, Gordon Biersch Brewery New York, N.Y. ( in the George Hamilton Cigar Lounge) in Los Angeles - Sportsmans Lodge, Stevens Steak House, Quiet Cannon. Miami Spice, Disneyland Hotel, Laughlin Colorado Belle, Avi, Mesquite - Casablanca, Virgin River . Rick has performed at several of The City Of Lights Jazz Festivals, The Clark County Amphitheatre, The Reed Whipple Community Center and other venues including radio and television Simulcast.
Rick has recorded and or played with Esteban,Poncho Sanchez, Tito Puente Jr., Luis Conte, Bill Laster, Karen Briggs, D*** Mitchell, Dan St. Marsais, Artie Webb, Francisco Aguabella, Papo Conga, Dan Weinstein, David Romero, Ghalib Ghallab, Joe Torres, Poncho Roman, Johnny Conga, Papo Rodriguez, Tata Palau, Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez, Luis Miranda, Bobby Matos, Johnny Polanco, Pachito Alonso, Eddie Resto, Larry White, Hector Casanova, D*** Berk, Ramon Flores, Steve Rossi,Jimmy Castor, Art Velasco, Musical Director for the Tom Dane Show etc… Shared the stage with Tito Puente, The Yellow Jackets, Fatburger, The Rippingtons, Gerald Albright, Carl Fontana Everrett Harp, Gilberto Santa Rosa and many others.
He has opened for Barack Obama, Tito Puente, Willie Chirino, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jesus Alemany, Cubanismo, David Benoit, Richard Elliott, Michael McDonald, Donna Summers, The Beach Boys, Sammy Hagar and many others.
Whether with a trio, quartet, quintet or full 10 piece orchestra Rick can provide Latin Jazz, straight ahead jazz, Funk or most styles of music.
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For Bookings Contact (702) 278-1982
Rick Arroyo is available for music lessons via Skype!
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If you will be in the Las Vegas / Henderson area on Saturday May 10th 2014 we will be performing a FREE Latin Jazz concert at the Art Festival of Henderson. Our Showtime is from 12:45pm-2:15pm on the Main Stage Located at 200 South Water Street Henderson Nevada 89015.