Art Riddles Music

Art Riddles Music

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandJazzReggae

Art Riddles Music covers my Trio, Trio w/ Vocals & all ART Acts that I provide for exclusive clients like: Kirby's Steakhouses, The Crescent Club, Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse (OKC) and Brio, OR for that special occasion when you need the perfect Party Band from Pop, Blues, R&B, and Dance or Reggae!!

Biography

ART Music has stayed active in the Southwest Jazz and Reggae scene for the past 25 years, as the first ever band booked at Deep Ellum's 500 Cafe, a part of the 80's Deep Ellum revival including seminal D.E. clubs the Prophet Bar, Theatre Gallery, Club Dada, Clearview, and Exodus w/ my "world beat" jazz group "No Parking", as a member of Deep Ellum Reggae Rockers, "Da Nu Man" then as founding member (and Mgr.) of the legendary "Leroy Shakespeare and Ship of Vibes",. More recently, I have stayed very busy as a solo pianist and leader of my own jazz trio as well as reuniting with Leroy and fellow S.O.V. bandmates Dave Burris, Tenor Sax, and SingKumba for a series of shows in Austin, OKC and DFW. We recently headlined a "Royal Rack Reunion Show" at House of Blues, and opened up for the "Mighty Diamonds" at Austin's famed Flamingo Cantina and Freddie McGregor this past Summer at the DFW "Jamaican Independence Day" Festival!! On the Jazz side, 2012 found me at Visual Edge Studio recording a 12 song CD project w/ my Trio and Percussionist Duriye + special guest saxman Aaron Irwinsky and I now have final mixes ready for a Fall release!!

Discography

"Lab Band Live" - SFA Lab Band / LP
"Rocky Road" / Leroy Shakespeare / 12" Single 1989
"Jubilation" / Leroy Shakespeare & Ship of Vibes / CD LP 1990
90.1 "Best of Deep Ellum" / Leroy Shakespeare / Compilation CD
"Rainbow" / Leroy Shakespeare / EP Cassette only 1993
"Time Has Come" / Leroy Shakespeare / CD LP 1997
"Last Night @ The Balcony Club" / Art Riddles Trio / CD LP 2001
"Sinful Tunes" / Jimmy Beavers / CD LP (Track 4) 2003
"Life Is Nice" / Leroy Shakespeare / CD LP 2005
"Angel Eyes" / Glennda Hill w/ A.R.Trio / CD LP 2007
"In The Wilderness" / Sing Kumba / CD LP 2009
"Solo Songs" / Art Riddles / CD Demo / 2010
"Shane Songs" / ART w/ Duriye + A.I. / Fall of 2011