Rick Louis

Rick has been privileged to perform with some of the all-time jazz greats including Woody Herman, drummer Max Roach, saxophonist Archie Shepp, pianist Billy Taylor and Claude Williamson, musical director of CBS Studios.

He has performed with many orchestras including, the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Venice Symphony.

In addition to performing with the Sarasota Jazz Project, Rick is the principal trumpet with the Venice Concert Band. Rick possesses a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Massachusetts.