Rick Britto is a well known jazz musician from the New
Britto's latest recording projects include:
"For Your Love", "Conversations with Erik & I",
Trine: " +1" and
"In The Sky" all
released on the new TrineArc Music label in the last two
years from 2009-2011.
Previous releases on other labels include: The Lord's
Orphans: "Holy City", Trine: "Politics", Andy McWain
Ensemble: "Resemblance" ," One O'clock Jump Live".
As a musician, Rick Britto has performed with many artists and
groups both nationally and locally including Karl
Berger, Santi Debriano, Harold Jones, Freddie Redd, Kate
McGarry, One O'clock Jump, Royal Hartigan, Wes Brown,
Armsted Christian, Jim Robitaille, Semenya McCord,
Marcelle Gauvin, John Harrison, Chris Poudrier, Bruce
Gertz, Dave Zinno, Herb King, Kenny Wensel, Lou Columbo,
Frank Wilkins, Alon Yavnai and numerous other musicians.
He has been double billed with such jazz notables as Ray
Brown, Monty Alexander, Rosemary Clooney, Dick Johnson,
Dave McKenna, The Artie Shaw Band, The Buddy Rich Band,
and Count Basie's Orchestra.
In the world of popular music, Britto has performed with
many R&B recording acts from The Drifters and The Tuneweavers to Tavares and even Queen Latifa to name a
Rick Britto is also a well known jazz educator from the
New England area. A graduate of Berklee College of
Music, he is a faculty member at both the University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth and Wheaton College instructing
private lessons for saxophone and jazz piano, directing
music ensembles and teaching Jazz Theory and
African-American Music History.
He has also taught younger
students locally by assisting band directors for both
New Bedford and Old Rochester Regional High School Bands
for years and currently teaches a few gifted younger
students privately in his home. Rick has also
adjudicated many concerts, clinics and competitions in
school districts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
Rick Britto also owns a recording studio, Saurus Studio, where
he has produced numerous projects for radio & television
and engineered, recorded or mastered recordings for many
Latest projects include CD mastering
for "Union", Cheryl Conte: "Fortress", "O Caboverdiano"
and “Boa Vista” by Cape Verdean guitarist and cavaquinho
player, Tazinho, Andy McWain Ensemble: "Resemblance",
Trine: "Politics", Trine: " +1", Rick Britto
- Matt Richard: "In The Sky", Conversations
with Erik & I" and his latest recoding project, a Smooth Jazz CD entitled, "For
In the publishing world, Britto digitally restored and
mastered old recordings for "The Music of South India"
published by Prof. Matthew Allen of Wheaton College for
Oxford University Press and scored music for "Jazz
Consciousness Music, Race, and Humanity" by Prof. Paul Austerlitz for Wesleyan University Press.
Rick Britto is also a professional web designer and web master
for several artists and musician's websites including
musical artists: Harold Jones, Semenya McCord, Marcelle Gauvin,
Jack Gomes, The Dancing
Dogs and Cobach Musik plus, psychic medium, Gail Hicks, Cape Verdean artist/photographer, Ron Barboza
and political candidate for Ward 1 in New Bedford, Randy
His newest venture is into the world of visual art! He
debuted his first piece of digital art work, "Mind,
Body & Soul" a digital self-portrait, at Gallery X in
downtown New Bedford as part of the Public Hanging Art
Exhibit in August of 2010.