Rick Rossi

"For anyone who hasn't tried a Cannonball saxophone in the last couple years, you should educate yourself! I only became aware last year when I was at the NAMM, compared them next to the newest top of the line Selmer Saxophones and Yamahas and I was blown away by, not only the warmth and fatness of tone but how expansive the sound was. I could push and get more sound, while on the Selmer and Yamaha it hit a threshold much sooner. I love my SVR-L Cannonball Soprano. The pitch and ease of playing is the best I've played. It's got a great center to the sound and the more I play it the more I develop a personality on it. I'm aiming to get the Vintage Reborn Cannonball Alto Sax next. As a saxophone player who has played nothing but vintage Selmers all my life, I have to say I'm blown away by the new series of Cannonball saxophones." ~ Rick Rossi


Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music 1981 University of Delaware, Masters Degree University of Akron 1983. Composition at the Grove School of Music in 1989.

Rick Rossi, multi-woodwind instrumentalist has been nominated for a Grammy Award three times in the jazz saxophone category, winning one in 2000. Rick plays all of the saxophones, flutes and clarinets and is a multi-talented performer, composer and arranger. He has composed and arranged music for film and television soundtracks, as well as for various artists, bands and CD projects such as Platinum selling CD "The Dirty Boogie" with The Brian Setzer Orchestra and a grammy-nominated composition for the P. Rainey Coalition.

He has played many famous venues around the world with legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Cher, Stanley Clarke, Englebert Humperdink, Rosemary Clooney, Tommy Dorsey, Clark Terry, Bobbie Womack, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Four Tops, The Temptations, George Duke, Tito Puente Band, Bobbie Caldwell, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Gregg Karukas and Shakira. . He has performed on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Craig Ferguson Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis and Kathie Lee, Conan O'Brian, MTV, VH-1, BET and Good Morning America.

As a composer and arranger for TV and film, recording artist and musical director, Rick has worked on major Hollywood releases and popular television series and shows like Friends, 90210,The West Wing, ER, The Wayan Brothers, Baywatch, Six Feet Under, Star Trek- First Contact, Deep Space Nine, Nixon, Mambo Kings and many more. He has also appeared in the Hollywood features, The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, The Wedding Crashers, Monster-in Law, Accepted and Rumor Has It.

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