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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, The Latin Percussion Ensemble. He has played at The Blue Note, The House Of Blues, The Rio, The MGM Grand, Bellagio’s, Caesars Palace, The Stardust, New York, N.Y. ( in the George Hamilton Cigar Lounge) and many other locations in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas. 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 Luis Conte, Bill Laster, Karen Briggs, D*** Mitchell, Dan St. Marsais, Artie Webb, Francisco Aguabella, Papo Conga, Dan Weinstein, David Romero, 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, Art Velasco… Shared the stage with 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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