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Mick Carlon, JazzTimes

“Whether in 1970s New Orleans or 21st century New York City, the clarinet and voice of Rick Bogart sounds forth the true spirit of jazz.” Read more of this feature article

Danny Stiles WNYC Radio

“One of the great clarinetists of our era.”

– New York’s Premiere Public Broadcasting Company

New York Times

“Mr Bogart and his crew tear rousingly through such great standards as
Take the A Train, Avalon, and Is It True What They Say?”

– Richard F. Shepard

Daily News

“The kind of infectious swing that catches the ear.
Bogart produces a big resonant blowing sound.”

– Don Nelson

New York Post

“Personality and facile fingers…
the scene of free-wheeling foot-responding partying.”

– Curt Davis

Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Bogart’s talent is rare. He plays everything from New Orleans jazz to
pop standards with consummate ease and artistry.”

– Bill Hickey

“Bogart’s tone was butter smooth and full throughout the range of his clarinet… technically adept, his rhythm accurate… great clarinet sound…”

– John Richmond

Atlantic City Press

“Few clarinetists headline in casino lounges, but then,
only a few have the credentials of Rick Bogart.”

– David Spatz

“Bogart’s claim to fame is his cool clarinet.”

– David Spatz

Cabaret Scenes

“In the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Bunny Berigan and Chet Baker…singing was a major part of the act…a distinct buttery voice…the clarinet was as smooth 800-thread set of linens…he scaled his clarinet with mellow lows and deft sweet highs as if just breathing.”

– Melody Breyer-Greil

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