“ONE OF THE GREAT CLARINETISTS OF OUR ERA” - Danny Stiles
— WNYC Radio
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.
Rick Bogart worked in New Orleans during the "heyday" of the French Quarter during the mid 1970s within the first five blocks of Bourbon Street. At that time, there were fifteen full-time Jazz bands along those blocks. During this time, he played in the bands of Snookum Russell and Wallace Davenport at the Paddock Lounge, and with June Gardner, Nick Gagliardi, Milton Ziedrich and Thomas Jefferson at the Famous Door.
Bogart later moved to New York City to refine and broaden his style. He played in Atlantic City, Cleveland, New York City, Miami, and touring the world headlining on cruise ships for decades. He has written songs for major movies produced for HBO and is the subject of the documentary When the Clarinet Swings.
He is most closely aligned with his New Orleans and Swing-style background. However, he has broadened his style over the course of his career by living and working in New York, and working with many musicians of varying styles around the world.
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.
|2005 Rick Bogart (Jazzology)
|2007 Rick Bogart (Arabesque)
|2008 New York Rhythm (Arabesque)
|2011 Jazz Ballet for Clarinet (Arabesque)
|2014 My Dog Loves Your Dog (Arabesque)
|2017 Concerto for Jazz Clarinet and Orchestra (Arabesque)
|2023 What A Wonderful World (Arabesque)