Rick Bogart is one of the most active jazz clarinetists in the world today. With a mellow sound on the clarinet and a unique vocal style he appeals to the general public. He recently completed an ‘unbelievable’ engagement at New York’s Parker Meridien Hotel in Seppi’s to much critical acclaim in radio, television and print, playing five nights a week for with his trio for eight years. He has given master classes at Donetsk National University, Ukraine with concerts in Donetsk and Kiev sponsored by AMS Corporation and TGI Friday’s, USA. United Nations, East Harlem School of Performing Arts- Workshop on Jazz and Improvisational for teachers and students. Guest Clinician– Jazzmobile, Harlem, New York Clinician-“Jazz at Lincoln Center ” in conjunction with classical clarinetist Gervase de Peyer, a founding member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Society.
“ONE OF THE GREAT CLARINETISTS OF OUR ERA” - Danny Stiles
— WNYC Radio
“Bogart’s talent is rare. He plays everything from New Orleans jazz to pop standards with consummate and artistry.” - Bill Hickey
— Cleavland Plain Dealer
“Whether in 1970's New Orleans or 21st centruy New York City, the clarinet and voice of Rick Bogart sounds forth the true spirit of jazz.” - Mick Carton