Ricky is an . . .
Producer, Studio Engineer,
Creativity Explorer, and
He utilizes the power of music to bring harmony to the world.
“Streaming hypnotic lines together one by one, he tells the story of a soul who must sing and does so with unadulterated beauty and intelligence”
— Cicily Janus, author, New Face of Jazz
“Ricky plays with one foot rooted in the tradition and one looking to the future. He is a wonderfully creative saxophonist and prolific composer.”
— Gary Smulyan
“Ricky is a burning tenor player with technique and ideas to spare...well worth checking out!”
— David Liebman
“Ricky plays with a maturity and control of his instrument that is a real pleasure to listen to. His sound commands your attention.”
— Bill Evans
“Ricky Sweum is an excellent saxophonist...beautiful and musical...a pleasure for my ears.”
— James Moody
“...solos are inventive and exciting.”
— Marian McPartland