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*The Jazz for Peace mission is to continue the benefit concert series; to expand its performances to other cities, states and countries; to bring jazz back into the schools and expose Americans to one of its greatest, yet often overlooked art forms; and to donate musical instruments to underprivileged children and schools.


*Rick DellaRatta's latest CD is titled Jazz for Peace. Half of the proceeds go toward musical instruments for underprivileged children. It features such jazz greats as Rick DellaRatta, Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Paquito D'Rivera and the London Symphony Orchestra.


*Rick DellaRatta is an international jazz pianist, vocalist and composer, who has won numerous awards through his talent. Most recently Rick was given the 2007 Jazz Appreciation Award by the American Federation of Musicians (Local 85-133) for outstanding achievement as an international jazz performer, composer and philanthropist giving back to the community through jazz, jazz education, charitable contributions and Jazz for Peace performances.



Rick DellaRatta is one of the finest Jazz pianists alive." -- Savannah Times

"DellaRatta...well crafted with strong traces of influence from McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans."  -- LA Times

"Excellent Jazz Pianist and Vocalist....Superb Band" -- Washington Post

"DellaRatta brought new life to an old sweet song." -- Boston Globe

" Rick DellaRatta is one of the people who is taking Jazz to the next level" -- Dr. Billy Taylor