Rick was born in the Bronx New York. He began playing the Piano at the age of nine, Drums at age eleven, Congas,Timbales and the Vibraphone at age fourteen. Rick Composed and arranged his first song at age eleven and has been writing and arranging songs for 27 years. With 23 years of professional performance, Rick has performed with some of the music industries best in the world. Carlos Rios, Johnny Polanco, (Guitarist ) Jimmy Stewart, Michael Fitzhugh (of Shalomar),Artie Webb, Dick Burk, Louie Miranda, Bobby Matos, Papo Conga, Poncho Roman, Larry White, Ramon Flores, Art Velasco, Francisco Aguabella,Dan Weinstein,Pachito Alonso, to name a few. As a Leader and as a sideman, Rick has recorded and performed both live on television and Radio Simulcast and has recorded in the studio with the likes of Johnny ( Dandy ) Rodriguez (30 years with the Tito Puente Orchestra) and Tata Palau. Both currently on Rick's latest CD On Fire in the Desert. Rick has also recorded with Luis Conte, Karen Briggs, Dick Mitchell, Dan St. Marsais and appeared on Video with Bill Laster (Shades of Jade).
Rick Has performed all through out Southern California - in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego and Orange County. He's also performed in Denver Colorado, Primm Nevada( State Line ), Laughlin Nevada, Mesquite Nevada, Las Vegas Nevada and had his own show in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino from 1999- 2002 Performing in the Coral Reef Lounge, Latin Jazz and Salsa.
Live Concerts and places Rick has perfromed
Want Some other credits to take note of ? Rick Has opened up for Tito Puente numerous times, Willie Chirino, Michael Mc Donald, Donna Summers, the Beach Boys, Sammy Hagar and many many more.He's Shared the stage with David Benoit, Richard Elliot,The Yellow Jackets,Fatburger, The Rippingtons, Gerald Albright, Nils,Devoted Spirits comprised of former members of EarthWind and Fire, Carl Fontana, Credence Clear Water Revival, Cubanisimo, Everett Harp and many more ...
Rick Has performed in just about every major Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. He's also performed in Laughlin and Mesquite Nevada. Some Hotels and Night clubs include : The Blue Note, Mandalay Bay, Paris Hotel, Wynn, Gordon Biersch Brewery, Bally's, Imperial Palace, Fremont St., Boulder Station, Stratosphere, Monte Carlo, Green Valley Ranch Casino, Avi Casino, Primadonna, Venetian, Circus Circus, Sahara, Santa Fe Station, Hard Rock Hotel, Lady Luck, Montelago, Orleans, Suncoast, Riviera, Alexis Park Resort, Red Rock Casino, House of Blues, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Aladdin, Four Seasons, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas Hilton, Mirage,Tropicana, Furnace Creek Inn, Treasure Island, George Hamiltons Lounge in the New York New York Hotel, Rio, Harrah's, Stardust, Flamingo Hilton and many more...
Please check out Rae Arroyo's site ( Rick's Famous mother and Radio Personality. Her show "The Latin Connection" ) has been on the air for 25 years and you can hear her streaming Live on the internet every Friday Night 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time on WNCU Durham 90.7 FM. While your in Las Vegas Check out Rae on 91.5 FM KUNV every Sarurday from 11:00am to 3:00pm . You can also check out Rae Saturday evening at 8pm 88.5 Fm WZRU Roanoke Rapids and WZRN 90.5 FM Lake Gaston, Norlina and South Hill North Carolina and a portion of Southern Virginia
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