QUOTES

Ricky is a burning tenor player with technique and ideas to spare...well worth checking out!” - David Liebman
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
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

— New Face of Jazz

...solos are inventive and exciting.” - Marian McPartland
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 (sax)
Ricky Sweum is an excellent saxophonist...beautiful and musical...a pleasure for my ears.” - James Moody

BIO

Ricky Sweum is a national award-winning American jazz saxophonist, recording artist, composer, educator, and music producer.  He has recorded ten solo albums, appeared as a sideman on over 40 albums, and has performed with and led U.S. Air Force Bands for two decades.  Ricky is a P. Mauriat Saxophone Performing Artist.  

His performance and teaching talents have been showcased to tens of millions of people around the globe in places as wide-ranging as Carnegie Hall in New York City, remote Arctic Circle villages in Alaska, ancient Kabuki theaters in Japan, Muslim boarding schools in Indonesia, and ships cruising through the Caribbean.  Ricky has played music for audiences in every U.S. state, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, and Canada.  

Ricky is an instructor at Colorado College and directs the Tiger Jazz Ensemble, teaches saxophone, jazz theory, improvisation, and music business. He is the Graduate Saxophone Adjunct for the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Many of his students have won music scholarships to top colleges and universities throughout the nation and gone on to become professional musicians and educators. Ricky holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Music Production from Berklee College of Music where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

GIGS

Previous events

Date Event Location
Ricky Sweum (4th Fridays at the Wild Goose) Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Jeremy Facknitz Band Lulu's Downstairs, Manitou Springs Lulu's Downstairs, Manitou Springs
Ricky Sweum Jazz Trio Magic Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Ricky Sweum Jazz Trio Magic Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Henrique de Almeida and The Truth Project Band The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Ricky Sweum Jazz Trio Magic Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Henrique de Almeida and The Truth Project Band The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Jeremy Facknitz Band Friends House Concert, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Friends House Concert, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
 —  — Henrique de Almeida and The Truth Project Band Summa, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Summa, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Ricky Sweum Jazz Trio Magic Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
 —  — Reid Poole and the Night Owls (Swing Dance) The Loft Music Venue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 The Loft Music Venue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Ricky Sweum Jazz Trio Magic Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Jeremy Facknitz Band University Village, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 University Village, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
 —  — Marc Neihof Jazz Trio Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
 —  — Darren Kramer (Electronic Jazz) Armadillo Ranch, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 Armadillo Ranch, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Henrique de Almeida and The Truth Project Band The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Ricky Sweum Jazz Trio Magic Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Henrique de Almeida and The Truth Project Band Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Wild Goose Meeting House, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
 —  — Jeremy Facknitz Band Discovery Park Summer Concerts, Parker, Colorado 80138 Discovery Park Summer Concerts, Parker, Colorado 80138
Henrique de Almeida and The Truth Project Band The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 The Drum Set Coach Academy, Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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