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Don Rice - Jazz Tenor Sax

A native of Omaha. Nebraska, Don became a professional musician at the age of 14, and traveled  with midwest territory bands until entering college. He headed campus jazz groups at the University of  Nebraska. In the 1960's he formed the Don Rice Jazz Workshop Band, a sixteen piece group that gave  concerts throughout the midwest. Appearances included the Kansas City Jazz Festival, the Joslyn Art  Museum in Omaha, the University of Nebraska student center, and a major concert with the Four Freshmen  in the Omaha Civic Auditorium.  In 1990, he moved to Rancho Mirage, California, and has been a jazz fixture in southern California  since that time. For many years, he has been a featured guest artist in Buffalo, New York, for the jazz  series sponsored by the Buffalo News and the Albright-Knox Art Museum. He also has appeared for a number of years at the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival in northern California. He has done numerous concerts in  southern California, and over the years appeared with Frankie Carle, George Kirby, Bob Crosby, the Ink  Spots.the Maguire Sisters, Barbara Mc Nair, the Mills Brothers, Herb Jeffries, the Four Freshmen, Buddy  Greco, the Abe Most band, Conte Candoli, and Tiemey Sutton. The recording of his CD, “A Time for Love”, is available online and can also be ordered on his website. An impromptu recording “Don Rice Live” is also  available on his website- www.DonRiceOnline.com  
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