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 Including the Manhattan Transfer in 1999.
Jeff's most recent CD, his 12th release, to be released in the fall of 2003, features some of the most respected musicains in contemporary music today. Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Haslip, Larry Goldings, Gary Novak and Brandon Fields are only some of the guests. Rich mans unique writing and paying is at its best on the upcoming released produce by long time collaborate 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 Hollywood, California. Combining all star musicians for each performance, Jeff has the evening's band recorded live for a special compilation CD. Players already included in this unique project are Vinnie Coliauta, Jimmy Haslip, Abe Laboriel, Gregg Bissonette, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Gary Novak, Chad Wackerman, John (JR) Robinson, 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". he is also on the soundtrack for Tom Hanks' movie, "That Thing You Do", and has produced and written music for three 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.
Jimmy Haslip has been the co-founder of the Yellowjackets since its inception 23 years ago...credits too numerous too mention!!!! Check out Yellowjackets.com
Danny Gottlieb on drums was the origianl drummer for the Pat Metheny Group in the late '70's> Danny is world reknown...toured and recorded with hundresds of groups.