Rick Britto is a well-known jazz saxophonist and educator in the New England area.
Rick Britto is a well known jazz musician from the New England area.
Britto's latest recording projects include: "For Your Love",
"Conversations with Erik & I", Trine: " +1" and "In The Sky" all
released on the new TrineArc Music label in the last two years from
Previous releases on other labels include: The Lord's Orphans: "Holy
City", Trine: "Politics", Andy McWain Ensemble: "Resemblance" ," One
O'clock Jump Live".
As a musician, Rick Britto has performed with many artists and groups
both nationally and locally including Karl Berger, Santi Debriano,
Harold Jones, Freddie Redd, Kate McGarry, One O'clock Jump, Royal
Hartigan, Wes Brown, Armsted Christian, Jim Robitaille, Semenya
McCord, Marcelle Gauvin, John Harrison, Chris Poudrier, Bruce Gertz,
Dave Zinno, Herb King, Kenny Wensel, Lou Columbo, Frank Wilkins, Alon
Yavnai and numerous other musicians.
He has been double billed with such jazz notables as Ray Brown, Monty
Alexander, Rosemary Clooney, Dick Johnson, Dave McKenna, The Artie
Shaw Band, The Buddy Rich Band, and Count Basie's Orchestra.
In the world of popular music, Britto has performed with many R&B
recording acts from The Drifters and The Tuneweavers to Tavares and
even Queen Latifa to name a few.
Rick Britto is also a well known jazz educator from the New England
area. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he is a faculty member
at both the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Wheaton College
instructing private lessons for saxophone and jazz piano, directing
music ensembles and teaching Jazz Theory and African-American Music
He has also taught younger students locally by assisting band
directors for both New Bedford and Old Rochester Regional High School
Bands for years and currently teaches a few gifted younger students
privately in his home. Rick has also adjudicated many concerts,
clinics and competitions in school districts in Massachusetts, Rhode
Island and Connecticut.
Rick Britto also owns a recording studio, Saurus Studio, where he has
produced numerous projects for radio & television and engineered,
recorded or mastered recordings for many artists locally.
Latest projects include CD mastering for "Union", Cheryl Conte:
"Fortress", "O Caboverdiano" and “Boa Vista” by Cape Verdean guitarist
and cavaquinho player, Tazinho, Andy McWain Ensemble: "Resemblance",
Trine: "Politics", Trine: " +1", Rick Britto - Matt Richard: "In The
Sky", Conversations with Erik & I" and his latest recoding project, a
Smooth Jazz CD entitled, "For Your Love".
In the publishing world, Britto digitally restored and mastered old
recordings for "The Music of South India" published by Prof. Matthew
Allen of Wheaton College for Oxford University Press and scored music
for "Jazz Consciousness Music, Race, and Humanity" by Prof. Paul
Austerlitz for Wesleyan University Press.
Rick Britto is also a professional web designer and web master for
several artists and musician's websites including musical artists:
Harold Jones, Semenya McCord, Marcelle Gauvin, Jack Gomes, The Dancing
Dogs and Cobach Musik plus, psychic medium, Gail Hicks, Cape Verdean
artist/photographer, Ron Barboza and political candidate for Ward 1 in
New Bedford, Randy Santos.
His newest venture is into the world of visual art! He debuted his
first piece of digital art work, "Mind, Body & Soul" a digital self-
portrait, at Gallery X in downtown New Bedford as part of the Public
Hanging Art Exhibit in August of 2010.
For more information on Rick Britto, please visit his personal web
- Rick Britto - Conversations with Erik & I