Rich Szabo was born in Newark, New Jersey, March 16,
1956. The fiery trumpet star began studying his instrument at the age of
nine. As a teenager he dreamed of playing with his idol, Maynard Ferguson.
Upon his completion of his musical studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Rich's dream was fulfilled when he was asked to join the Maynard Ferguson
After serving his internship with Maynard, Rich went
back to his home in the New York City Metro Area and assembled some of the
finest musicians to create one of the most exciting big bands in the country
Rich and the band have been playing to sold out audiences
across the country. Whether it be a concert, dance or intimate jazz room,
Rich Szabo will knock you out!
Rich has played in the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Buddy
Rich, Ray Anthony, Billy May, Tito Puente, Larry Elgart, Sammy Kaye, Xavier
Cugat, Sonny Costanzo, Buddy Childers, Charli Persip, Charlie Ventura, New
Jersey Pops and can be seen and heard on PBS playing lead trumpet with Guy
Lombardo's Royal Canadians.
He has perfromed or recorded with The Four Freshman, The Four Lads, The Chordettes, Steve Martin, The GrassRoots, Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Johnny Desmond, Keely Smith, Margaret Whiting, Leslie gore, Regis Philbin, Joan rivers, Robert Klein, Lou Christy, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Allen & Rossi, Melissa Manchester, Natalie Cole just to mention a few.