Saxophonist RICK KELLER spent seventeen years as a young saxophonist living in central Europe. Moving to Los Angeles in 2002, he made his way into the Jazz scene there, playing not only with his own groups but also with several world renown big bands. He was lead alto saxophonist with Bill Holman for 4 years and in 2009 toured South America with Christopher Cross. Among the stellar players he has worked with are Steve Huffsteter, Bennie Maupin, Buddy Childers, Carl Saunders, Bob McChesney, Joe LaBarbera, Lanny Morgan, Pete Christlieb and David Benoit.
Concert appearances include: Ronnie Scott’s London, North Sea Jazz Festival, Blue Note Tokyo, Bratislava Jazz Festival, Burghausen Jazz Festival, Expo 98 Lisbon, Leverkusen. Most recently he has been touring extensively in the US, Australia and the UK with Frankie Valli.
He recently made the move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and continues to explore and develop his musical voice both as a sidemen and pursuing his own projects. Rick is a dedicated educator and frequently teaches master classes at summer camps and schools along with individual instruction in the language of jazz.