Who were the Rippingtons?

Russ FreemanGuitarJeff KashiwaBrandon FieldsSteve ReidPercussionDavid BenoitPianoOmar HakimDrum Kit
The Rippingtons/Members

Did Kenny G play with the Rippingtons?

Also heard on the Rippingtons’ Moonlighting debut, soprano saxophonist Kenneth Gorelick is recognized universally as Kenny G. He was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1959, and has strong roots in the pop music scene, where he fed the music charts continually during the 1980s and 1990s.

How many albums does the Rippingtons have?

Tourist in Paradise1989Curves Ahead1991Moonlighti…1986Kilimanjaro1988Weekend in Monaco1992Live in L.A.1992
The Rippingtons/Albums

Are the Rippingtons still performing?

Unfortunately there are no concert dates for The Rippingtons scheduled in 2022.

How did the Rippingtons get their name?

The band name was conceived by Russ Freeman after hearing friends play “and they were ripping”, so Freeman thought of Rippingtons for a name. The band’s recording career began in 1986 with the recording of the album Moonlighting, which was released in March.

What kind of music is the Rippingtons?

The Rippingtons are a contemporary jazz group mainly relating to the genres smooth jazz, jazz pop, and crossover jazz. Formed in 1986 by guitarist and band leader Russ Freeman, their career has spanned four decades.

Did Dave Koz play with the Rippingtons?

In 2000, the Rippingtons issued their 11th studio album, Life in the Tropics, which found saxophonist Dave Koz taking over for Kashiwa. For 2003’s Let It Ripp, the band worked with a horn section featuring Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, and Steven Hoffman.

Who is the drummer for The Rippingtons?

Omar HakimDave KarasonySince 1999
The Rippingtons/Drummers

What genre are the Rippingtons?

JazzThe Rippingtons / Genre

The Rippingtons are an American contemporary jazz group, mainly relating to the genres smooth jazz, jazz fusion, jazz pop, and crossover jazz. Formed in 1985 by guitarist and band leader Russ Freeman, their career has spanned more than three decades.

What kind of music does Rippingtons play?

contemporary jazz

Does Spyro Gyra still perform?

Spyro Gyra is currently touring across 5 countries and has 14 upcoming concerts.

When did the Rippingtons start?

1986The Rippingtons / Active from

How many albums does Spyro Gyra have?

Morning Dance1979Catching the Sun1980Spyro Gyra1977Carnaval1980Freetime1981Incognito1982
Spyro Gyra/Albums

Who are the original members of Spyro Gyra?

The founding members of the band were Beckenstein, Wall, bassist Jim Kurzdorfer, drummer Tom Walsh, and keyboardist Tom Schuman. In 1977, they released Spyro Gyra independently before making a deal with Amherst Records, which re-released the album with a different cover.

Is Spyro Gyra smooth jazz?

The band’s name comes from Spirogyra, a genus of green algae which founder Jay Beckenstein had learned about in college.

Spyro Gyra
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz
Years active 1974–present
Labels Amherst, MCA, GRP, Windham Hill, Heads Up