Rick DiMuzio, jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator, has performed concerts and clinics throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. In addition to leading ensembles under his own name, he performs regularly as a sideman with the Greg Hopkins’ Jazz Orchestra, Leo Blanco, Bert Seager, and Fernando Huergo. He has played or recorded with such artists as David Liebman, Steve Grossman, Bill Perkins, Jaleel Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Conrad Herwig, Lage Lund, Danilo Perez, James Williams, Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Roger Humphries, Francisco Mela, and Jamey Haddad. His debut CD as a leader, First Offerings, features his original compositions as well as his tenor and soprano saxophone playing.
In addition to his performing career, Rick serves as Professor at Berklee College of Music where he teaches courses in ear training, improvisation, saxophone, and ensemble. He earned his doctorate in jazz composition from New England Conservatory, a master’s degree in jazz performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University of PA. Past teachers include Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bill Dobbins, and Rayburn Wright.