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Rick Stone Trio at Nighttown (Cleveland)

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Former Cleveland Jazz Guitarist Rick Stone Returns for Special One-Night Engagement at Nighttown, Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Rick Stone makes his annual pilgrimage home for a special one-night engagement at Nighttown accompanied by bassist Peter Dominguez and drummer Ron Godale. Shows start at 7:00 & 8:30pm. There is a $10 cover. Located at 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., Nighttown is Cleveland's premier jazz room, featuring nationally known acts weekly.

Since moving to New York in 1982, Rick Stone has earned respect as a musician and educator. His recordings “Blues For Nobody," “Far East" and “Samba de Novembro" have received significant national airplay and critical acclaim.

One of the finest straight-ahead guitarists on the current NYC jazz scene.
Robert Silverstein of 20th Century Guitar magazine

The August 2007 issue of Cadence Magazine featured an extensive interview in which Rick discusses his Cleveland roots and his development since moving to New York.

Rick has performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Blue Note, the Smithsonian Institute, Kennedy Center, and other major venues. His own groups have included stellar line-ups with musicians like Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Ralph Lalama, and Eric Alexander. Rick has also worked as a sideman with blues singer Irene Reid, saxophonist Eric Person, and swing clarinetist Sol Yaged. As well as performing Rick teaches jazz guitar at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Jazzmobile Saturday Workshop Program. He has received numerous grants and awards including several NEA Performance Fellowships and the IAJE's Award for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education.

Bassist Peter Dominguez has played alongside such names as Marcus Belgrave, Gene Bertoncini, Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Billy Hart, Jon Hendricks, J.J. Johnson, John Lewis, Mark Murphy, Claudio Roditi, Woody Shaw, Ira Sullivan, and Don Thompson., and has performed as a solo artist with the Fontana Chamber Players, Miami String Quartet, Renaud Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Piano Quartet, Michigan State Orchestras. He is currently a professor Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Drummer Ron Godale paid his dues in New York in the early 1980's under the mentorship of master drummers Al Foster and Curtis Boyd. He performed with artists such as Jack Wilkins, Pete Yellin, Clark Terry & Josh Breakstone. Since returning to Cleveland Ron has performed and recorded with area notables such as Bill D'Arango, Dan Wall, and Jackie Warren. His latest recording is “Art of the Trio" by Ernie Krivda.

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