Rick studied double bass at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He has played and recorded with numerous classical, jazz and folk artists for the past 25 years including Nick Brignola, Carol Sloane, Rosemary Clooney, Teddy Wilson, Lee Shaw, Pat Melita and Cole Broderick.
He also plays bass for the Glens Falls and Schenectady, New York, symphony orchestras.
Rick's performances have ranged from big venues such as the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, to small venues such as Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York.
He has performed along the entire eastern seaboard as well as in Europe.
Rick makes his debut as a harmony vocalist in the Spirites Consort where he sometimes sings and bows his bass at the same time (an admirable feat!).