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Richard Sherman Trio

Richard Sherman came from a musical family.  His grandfather was a cantor in the synagogue and his father played the violin.  He didn’t have a piano and his first instrument was the ukulele which he played by ear at age five.  He got his first piano at age ten and started playing with his trio six hours a night, six nights per week in Miami.

Richard studied music at the University of Florida and also received a degree in mathematics in 1968.   He was the pianist for the university jazz band and his trio was featured in concerts at the university.  Upon graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles and began playing in nightclubs six nights per week with his trio.  The trio has played at The Jonathan Club, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Holiday Inn,  Manhattan Jazz, The Velvet Turtle, the Strand, Splash, the Crowne Plaza in San Pedro, and many others.

 

In 1984, Richard started doing benefit concerts at El Camino College, The Norris Theatre, the Hermosa Civic Center, and the James Armstrong Theatre.  The concerts have raised over $250,000 for the Association for Retarded Citizens, The American Cancer Society, The 20-30 Club of Torrance, Kiwanis International, and Seaside Church.

 

Richard has played with vocalist Nancy Wilson, Bob Conti, (percussionist for Jose Feliciano and Donna Summer), Larry Klimas, (sax player for Neil Diamond), Barry Sapperstein, (drummer for Gregory Hines), David Ii, (sax player for Smokey Robinson), Bill Severance, (drummer for the Captain and Tenile), Joe Correro, (drummer for Al Jareau) and John Leitum, (long time bass player for Mel Torme, and Adam Cohen, bassist for Ray Charles.   

 

Richard released Dream Street, a CD of his original compositions in 1993, The Richard Sherman Quintet in Concert, 2003, and Jackie’s Joy in 2007.  Last year’s 2010 benefit concert at the James Armstrong Theatre featuring Grammy Award winning vocalist Bili Redd is also available on CD.  The trio is currently playing at the Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on Friday’s and Saturday’s.

Richard has been in love with performing live since the age of five when his father taught him to play the ukulele by ear. His love of performing began at six with local talent shows. At ten he began the study of piano. Ever since he has been playing the piano, writing music, performing live and recording from Miami to Los Angeles. Richard's unique style frequently makes him a guest musician and he has sat in with bands at jazz clubs Le Petit Journal and Le Consulat in Paris.

In 1992, Richard recorded and released the album "Dream Street" which has aired on LA radio stations KKGO (105 FM) and KFOX (93.5 FM). He recorded "An Evening with The Richard Sherman Trio" live at the Armstrong Theater in 2002.

Richard has been in love with performing live since the age of five when his father taught him to play the ukulele by ear. His love of performing began at six with local talent shows. At ten he began the study of piano. Ever since he has been playing the piano, writing music, performing live and recording from Miami to Los Angeles. Richard's unique style frequently makes him a guest musician and he has sat in with bands at jazz clubs Le Petit Journal and Le Consulat in Paris.

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