Saxophonist Rich Chiaraluce and his quartet perform at KUVO’s Bonfils – Stanton Performance Studio on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
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Originally from New Haven, Conn., Chiaraluce attended the Navy School of Music and came to Colorado Springs to play with the NORAD Band in the late 1960s. After his Navy service, he studied woodwinds at the University of Northern Colorado, graduating in 1974.
Rich’s performance credits include Red Rodney, Charles McPherson, Nick Brignola, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Stanton, Natalie Cole, the Colorado Symphony, and others. He was the leader of the house band at El Chapultepec for several years in the 1990s. His CDs include “Because I Love You” and “Live at Sherman’s Coffee House.”
Rich is a multi-reed artist, proficient on alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, and clarinet. The band includes Dave Hanson on piano, Ken Walker on bass and Todd Reid on drums. These four musicians have played together for years, so they will be calling out tunes and responding in real time. The audience will get to see a professional jazz quartet making music on-the-spot!