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John Richmond

Jazz writers and musicians have described his tenor saxophone sound as “big and round”, “full bodied”, “muscular” and his style as “fluid, solid, individual, quite varied”, and he “plays with harmonic intelligence.” John Richmond's live engagements and recording sessions have included work with many of the top jazz musicians of our time.

He performs regularly at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont, NY where there is an ongoing Jazz series, “Jazz at the Turning Point Cafe” that includes Monday Open Jazz sessions and a Jazz Concert series at which many notable jazz artists perform.

A new CD is in the works.

The CD “Live at Cecil’s” was recorded in January 2007 and features Keith Saunders, Bill Moring and Eliot Zigmund.

His early recording as leader, “Round Once,” on Consolidated Artists, featured pianist Mike Longo, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Al Harewood, received favorable critical reviews and radio air play and was a “feature pick” of Cash Box magazine. Among his varied recording credits, he has appeared on two CDs by bassist Ray Drummond, “Maya's Dance” and “Vignettes.”

He has worked in countless NYC venues and spent time living in Italy and performing all over Europe including the Umbria Jazz and San Remo Jazz Festivals. He was involved with Umbria Jazz in the early 80's where he also worked with the jazz clinics.

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David A. Orthmann, All About Jazz
RE: recent Newark Star-Ledger article by Zan Stewart

Richmond is the real thing. I've caught him several times at The Turning Point Cafe and he's taken care of business on the bandstand with the likes of Dave Schnitter, Jerry Weldon, Bobby Porcelli, and Walt Weiskopf. The Cecil's gig [April 17-18 09] is of special interest because Richmond has worked a couple of times with [Bob]DeVos and has a good rapport with the guitarist and Steve Johns.

John Richmond
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
July 14, 2008

A few months ago I started reviewing sets performed at The Turning Point Cafe, a small, intimate club which features jazz on Monday nights

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