Jeff Richman Bio
Guitarist/Composer Jeff Richman has performed, taught and recorded throughout Europe, Japan, Brazil and The United States as a solo artist, as well as with various name acts over the past 20 years.
Jeff's most recent CD, his 12th release (hence the title "One Two"), just released, features some of the most respected musicains in contemporary music today. Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Haslip, Larry Goldings, Gary Novak, Danny Gottlieb and Brandon Fields are only some of the guests. Richman's unique writing and playing is at its best on this brand new released produced by long time collaborater Philip Giffin.
Richman's project, "Live at the Baked Potato" Vol. #1 & #2, is still an ongoing monthly event at the world famous "Baked Potato" in North Hollywood, California. Combining "all star" musicians for each performance, Jeff had the evening's band recorded live for a these compilation CD's. Some of the Players included in this unique project are Vinnie Coliauta, Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips, Danny Gottlieb, Jimmy Haslip, Abe Laboriel, Gregg Bissonette, Jimmy Earl, Chad Wackerman, Mitchel Forman, Russ Ferrante, T Lavitz, Neil Stubenhaus, Tom Brechtlein, Steve Tavigilione, Brandon Fields and Peter Wolf. Both CD's are currently available on Tone Center Records.
The CD "Trio Loco", on EFA records in Europe features world class bassist Jimmy Haslip (from the Yellowjackets) and Danny Gottlieb (from the Pat Metheny group). This CD was also recorded live and captures a variety of creative improvisations and compositions.
Jeff has released nine other CDs as a solo artist, some of which he is joined by players such as Vinny Coliauta, Steve Smith, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel, Gary Willis, Steve Lukather, John Abercrombie and Ernie Watts, to name a few. His CD "Sand Dance", features Richman's working band with Joel Taylor on drums, Dean Taba on bass and Judd Miller on EVI. Another current project is the duo CD with fellow guitarist Wayne Johnson, tilted "APACHE", on Miramar records.
Jeff's previous solo CD "Last Arrival", he joined world class producer, Peter Wolf, on keyboards. Peter and Jeff have shared a long term working relationship on several CD's and movie scores, as well. In addition, Richman's recorded for world renowned English pop artist, Cliff Richard. This CD featured Jeff as a soloist for the number one German hit movie, "Irrin Ist Mannlich".
Active in the L.A. studio scene, Richman's plays on a variety of TV, CD and movie projects. He can be heard on the all the episode of the critically acclaimed NBC Television series "Boomtown" and "Las Vegas and the HBO series "Carnivale". He is also on many soundtrack Movie scores including the Tom Hanks' movie, "That Thing You Do". Jeff has also produced and written music for four Library Music CD's that air frequently on television and films.
Additional credits include recordings/tours with
T Lavitz, Alfonse Mouzon, Mark Isham, Me'shell Ndego'cello, Nancy Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Flora Purim and Airto. He performed twice at the world renown Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
A regular performer with his band throughout the Los Angeles area, Jeff also teaches at the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) and Musicians Institute (MI). Richman graduated from the Berklee School of Music, where he studied privately with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick. He also holds a Masters Degree in Music from California State University at Northridge.