RICK GERMANSON is a highly in-demand jazz pianist throughout the New York City area and beyond. His talents as a sideman have been on the rise since he moved there in 1998, on the heels of winning the GRAND PRIZE in the American Pianist Association Jazz Piano Competition in 1996.
He has performed and/or recorded with the following artists:
Louis Hayes, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Ralph Peterson, Mickey Roker;
Frank Morgan, Vincent Herring, Donald Harrison, Gary Bartz;
Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Henderson, Tom Harrell, Brian Lynch, Jeremy Pelt, Jim Rotondi, Marlena Shaw, Carla Cook, Carolyn Leonhart, Kevin Mahogany, Jimmy Heath, Charles Davis, Eric Alexander, Craig Handy, Joe Locke; Slide Hampton, Frank Lacy, Steve Davis, The Mingus Big Band.
RICK has toured throughout the United States, United Kindom,
Central America, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil and Spain.
Now, hear the recording debut of RICK GERMANSON as a leader of a powerful quintet. "HEIGHTS" (Fresh Sound) 2003 features five of Rick's unique compositions as well as three fresh renditions of jazz stndard fare. Featuring the explosive and comprehensive Brian Lynch on trumpet, the rock solid beat of John Webber on bass, the ever swinging George Fludas on drums and the polyrhythmic explorations of Luis Diaz on congas and other percussion, these young veterans bring you a tour-de-force of latin jazz and swinging hard bop with a 21st century outlook rooted in jazz tradition.
Don't miss this important debut from an emerging artist.