A DJS Jazz Spotlite Presenting Pianist Steve Richko

Steve RichkoPianist Steve Richko lives in Dearborn, MI. He is a 27-year-old prodigy who fell in love with the music of Oscar Peterson at the age of 12. Since then, Steve has made a thorough study of Oscar’s piano artistry and career. Today, Steve Richko is regarded as one the finest young pianists on the Detroit jazz scene. Steve’s virtuosic piano technique is astounding and his understanding of ensemble playing and trio arranging makes for a spectacular presentation. He plays with great feeling and charisma, at once lush and rhapsodic, then bluesy and greasy, then lightning fast bebop! Steve Richko’s musical star is just now rising and the sky is the limit for this amazing jazz sensation!

More information on Steve can be found at http://pkorecords.com

Title track from Steve’s CD – To Oscar, With Love: A Tribute To Oscar Peterson

Sales of this CD benefit ALS Foundations dedicated to finding a cure for Lou Gerhig’s Disease.

Piano – Steve Richko
Bass – Paul Keller
Drums – Pete Siers

Opening Music -Riff3 – Dave Luther
Motor City Horns (motorcityhorns.com)
Trumpet – Ben Toman
Trumpet – Mark Byerly
Alto Saxophone – Dave Luther
Tenor Saxophone – Keith Kaminski
Trombone – John Rutherford

Background Music – Mark Byerly’s the resurrection available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P. Go to bopculture.com for more information

This Spotlite was sponsored by the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Go to http://www.detroitjazzfest.com to find out more about this wonderful end of summer tradition.


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