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Rick Moore

RICK MOORE (Birthplace; Plainfield, NJ - 1954) Rick played the organ, clarinet and drums as child. He began playing the piano professionally in his teens. Rick studied classical piano with Keith McDonald and Jazz piano with Sal Mosca in Mount Vernon, NY (1975–85). While living in NJ, Rick worked in Jazz groups with Vinnie Burke, Vic Juris, Judy Niemack, Don Messina, Fred Amend & Joshua Breakstone. In 1986, Rick relocated to WPB, FL and played long-term engagements @ the International Polo Club, Bear Lakes, Jupiter Island Club, Sailfish Club, Mar-a- Lago, Everglades Club, Club Colette, Mariner Sands, Loblolly, Breakers West, Bath & Tennis Club, Turtle Creek and many other venues throughout South Florida. Rick participated in concert performances @ the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Lyric Theater, Watchung Arts Center (NJ). He also made a series of solo piano recording's at Echo Beach Studios in Jupiter (2009) under the direction of Paul Bley. In 2012, Rick and his wife Cherie founded the Jupiter Jazz & Performing Arts Society, Inc. Rick currently serves as president of the Society. Rick continues to lead the “Bossa Jazz” ensemble for Sunday Jazz Jams @ Double Roads Tavern, in Jupiter. He also freelances with many other bands. Additionally, Rick and Cherie manage several bands through their company RM MUSIC, LLC. Rick has recent performances with Phill Fest, Yvette Norwood-Tiger, Keith Jones, Nicholas Biello, Jérôme Degey, Greg Diaz, Theo Peoples, Johnny Conga, Clifton Davis, Randy Johnston, Jay Beckenstein & Phil DiRe

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