Jazz Great Rick DellaRatta Signs Production Deal With Stella Records

Rick DellaRatta returns as a guest artist for NY's "Jazz at Noon" series on March 1st at Cafe Barts Cathedral on Park Ave. The Rick DellaRatta Trio will return to Europe to perform in Switzerland and Austria late March as part of his "Jazz for Peace" world tour which began October 7, 2001 with Eddie Gomez, Lenny White and Paquito D'Rivera. Due to the success of Rick's five albums for Stella Records, the label has signed Rick to an additional and exclusive contract to produce other artists for the company. The first artist chosen by Stella is Japanese Jazz Vocal Sensation FUKUMI. The album, set for release this summer, features an all star New York band and is already generating enormous interest. The award winning Singer/Instrumentalist has also agreed to an exclusive endorsement deal with Earthworks Microphones.

DellaRatta, considered by many to be the premier singer/instrumentalist in jazz today, was recently nominated for the 2000 MAC Award for "Recording Of The Year" for his double album live CD release titled "Live in Brazil & The Blue Note" on Stella Records. Rick was also a 1998 and 1999 ASCAP Popular Award Winner as well as the 1997 Back Stage Bistro Award Winner for outstanding singer/instrumentalist. Rick DellaRatta recently completed his symphonic composition "Permutata" which was recorded at the world renowned Abbey Road Studios by The London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Roger Briggs for the MMC label. His latest feature interview in print can be found in the current edition of Jazz Improv Magazine.

Additional information on Rick DellaRatta can be found on the Internet at the following sites: Biographical information as well as sound samples and reviews of his CDs: interjazz.com His music-video "Living Inside A Daydream" and high resolution photos can be seen at: lofish.com" Live concert footage of Rick performing in Japan can be seen at: classicmusic.com Jazz Reviews' recent interview can be found at: .jazzreview.com

"DellaRatta has the talent, tunes and superb sidemen to deserve at least a Diana Krall -sized career. He sings and plays better, and fronts a tremendous band." Daily Gazette

"Excellent Jazz Pianist and Vocalist....Superb Band." "DellaRatta.....demonstrating a talent for composing, improvising and arranging....that recalled Thelonius Monk's flair for refreshing familiar chord progressions with harmonic twists.....an imaginative reworking that moved from the sublime to swinging and back again." Washington Post

"DellaRatta brought new life to an old sweet song." Boston Globe

On Rick DellaRatta's "Thought Provoking" CD: "Rick DellaRatta is one of the people who is taking jazz to the next level." Dr. Billy Taylor

For booking: LJJM/Marylou Pedone Ph/Fx 518-346-7269 E-Mail A HREF = "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Marylou Pedone

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  • Artist / Group Name: Rick DellaRatta
  • Subtitle: Japan's Jazz Vocal Sensation FUKUMI is first artist chosen!
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