Exposed at an early age to the music of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Art Tatum, Banks ignited his own interest in the world of music.
He has toured with musical greats such has Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Van McCoy. Richard's repertoire blends the classic with the contemporary. On any given night the compositions of Rodgers & Hart, Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis can be heard alongside works by Sting, Joe Sample and his own original compositions.
His ensemble whether it be quartet, trio, duo or single is always complimented with a lush vocal style which has at times has been compared to that of Luther Vandross. His latest CD, Rhythms of Life is a musical tribute to the world we live in and includes compositions of life, love, and the brotherhood of man.