Richard Sherman studied music at the University of Florida
and also received a degree in mathematics in 1968. He was the pianist for
the university jazz band and his trio performed live in concerts at the
university. Upon graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles and
began playing gigs in nightclubs six nights per week with his jazz trio. The trio
has played at The Hungry Tiger, the Carriage Inn, the MGM Grand in Las
Vegas, Manhattan Jazz, The Velvet Turtle, Splash, and many others.
Richard has played with vocalist Nancy Wilson, Bob Conti, (percussionist
for Jose Feliciano and Donna Summer), Larry Klimas, (sax player for Neil
Diamond), Barry Sapperstein, drummer for Gregory Hines, David Ii, sax
player for Smokey Robinson, Bill Severance, drummer for the Captain and Tenille, and John Leitum, long time bass player for Mel Torme. His trio,
consisting of Jay Burrid on drums and
Jack Bone on bass have been together
for twenty-five years.
Richard released Dream Street, a CD of his original
jazz compositions in 1992.
Last years benefit concert performance at the James Armstrong Theatre is also
available on CD. The piano, bass, and drums trio has expanded to five
pieces, featuring Maria Jacobs on vocals, and
Bobby Tynes on sax.