Ricky is an . . .
Improvising Musician, Multi-Instrumentalist,
Educator, Composer, Studio Producer,
Creativity Explorer, and Mindfulness Practitioner.

He utilizes the power of music to bring harmony to the world. 

New Album Available: EARTH SONG

Each song gives listeners a glimpse into the artist’s unique approach and stretches his content towards different directions and ideas. From understated melodies to sophisticated arrangements with an unpredictable feel, Ricky will take you on an exciting musical journey, which truly knows no boundaries in terms of where the music can take you.”

— Peter Vidani (thebandcampdiaries.com)

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

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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