Saxophonist Richard Howell is a secret weapon of the Bay Area’s music scene, and has been aptly described as a jazz “Jedi master” by KQED. Tonight, Howell brings together a stellar cast of musicians to present an enriching musical concert immersed in positive messages, spiritual energy, and love. Richard Howell and Sudden Changes pays tribute to those who paved the way for the jazz art form and perform their music in a way that is accessible to all who appreciate beautiful and resonant music. This breathtaking soulful lineup will make your feet move and your heart sing!
ABOUT RICHARD HOWELL
Multi-instrumentalist, saxophonist, vocalist, Richard Howell has explored a vast spectrum of music. His powerful, sensually melodic saxophone playing has been heard with artists as diverse and definitive as blues/jazz/soul legends Etta James, Chaka Khan, Maurice White, Narada Michael Walden, Della Reese, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins, Charlie Haden, Hilton Ruiz, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Guy, Bobby Watson, Regina Carter, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Louis Walker, Ledisi, Taj Mahal, Christian Scott, Azar Lawrence, to such progressive Latin/Afro/rhythmic pioneers as Willie Bobo, Bill Summers, Airto Moreira, Pete Escovedo, Mingo Lewis, John Santos, James Henry His prodigious skills and talents as producer and musician have been shared with Babatunde Lea, Vivendo de Pao, The Mo’ Rockin Project, Omar Sosa, el Houssaine Kili, Upsurge, The Supplicants. In summer 2008, Richard was guest performer with Carlos Santana in Leipzig, Germany. He was a special guest of Salif Keita at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California. Richard has also performed at the Mali Music Conservatory with Fra Fra Sound and Tumani Dibate in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.