My name is Ric Mightybone Feliciano, and I'm a professional trombone player, singer, writer and arranger for over 37 years. I have extensive music industry experience. In August 1992, I performed with Billy Joel, Foreigner, Paul Simon. In December 1993, I recorded & performed trombone on Phil Driscoll’s Grammy nominated album “Warriors” (Word Label 1994). Additionally, I wrote all the horn arrangements on that album. In 2004, I recorded & performed trombone on John Lee Hooker, Jr’s Grammy nominated album “Blues With A Vengeance”(Kent Label 2004). I proceeded to record four more albums with Hooker, one of which I wrote horn arrangements on "All Hooked Up" album (Steppin' Stone Record Label 2012, 2016, and 2019.
I've also recorded many salsa albums as well including projects with the Latin Rhythm Boys (my salsa band), Mambo Tropical, Broken English, La Verdad, and Ron Scott. I wrote horn arrangements for Italian rock star Zucchero for his world tour in 2013. I myself been on tour in various parts of the world (Algeria, Mexico, NY, Las Vegas). Other artists include Grammy winners Jimmy Bosch, Pete Escovedo, Willy Torres (from Spanish Harlem Orchestra), salsa star Johnny Polanco.
I share this experience with you because my vast experience in the industry will help you get an edge when taking on brass and woodwind instruments. Sound is everything. I have a reputation for "sounding great." The other thing is counting correctly. Extremely important. If you have those two fundamentals, you will have success.
I'm based in the Bay Area and would love to teach you what I know and share my experience with you.
Thank you very much,
Ric Mightybone Feliciano