Ric Alexander Band
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Ric Alexander Band


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Ric Alexander - Y2 Horns
Ric Alexander Presents the Jazzy Jamz Allstars Vol. I
Levi Seacer and Prince - Sign of the Times
Levi Seacer and Prince - Diamonds and Pearls



Fans characterize Ric's musical style as a cross between Grover Washington Jr. and a smooth jazz version of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He was born in a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area but raised to the jazz, gospel, R&B, and house music of the inner city. Ric Alexander is an experienced saxophonist, songwriter, and producer known for playing two saxophones simultaneously in the Bay Area music scene. His reputation for playing two saxes at once is being noticed by promoters, magazine/newspaper writers, audiences at local venues, smooth jazz events and radio stations in the Bay Area. Two prominent local radio program directors are constantly inquiring about the release date of his next CD. He is currently recording a CD of original/cover material which will feature a few well known smooth jazz artists like; guitarist Levi Seacer (Prince), keyboardist Terry Disley (Acoustic Alchemy), drummer Billy Johnson (Joyce Cooling), percussionist Marquino Brasil (Craig Chaquico), and bassist Nelson Braxton (Braxton Brothers) to help establish him as an excellent artist for the growing smooth jazz market.

"Ric is a phenominal sax player who more than deserves more attention from the industry and I hope the world gets to know what we already know here in the Bay Area!" --Miranda Wilson, KKSF

"Congratulations, let's hear it for Ric Alexander, the grand prize winner of the inaugural Dave Koz Cruise Star Search Competition and our very first Smooth Jazz Idol." --Dave Koz

Levi Seacer - Guitar
When the Revolution was disbanded, Prince asked Shelia E. and Levi to join his new band, The New Power Generation. During Levi's seven year stay, Prince noticed many other talents in Seacer and quickly utilized them. Levi's first post as Band Leader and Musical Director led him to become Staff Producer for Paisley Park Records and finally President of NPG Records. During his term as President, Seacer and the NPG staff marketed, manufactured, and distributed "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" which has become one of Prince's biggest selling records to date. Also, 1-800-New-Funk, an album featuring various NPG artists had great international success. Independently, Levi has also worked as a producer, songwriter, session musician and music supervisor for such great artists as, The Sounds of Blackness, The Time, Shelia E., Johnny Lang, Tevin Campbell, George Clinton, Barry White, Carmen Electra, The Pointer Sisters, Gerald Alston, Monie, Mavis Staples, Nona Gaye, Elisa Fiorillo, Ingrid Chavez, Martika and many others. In addition to producing tracks for The Ric Alexander Band, he has produced the artist Christopher Lawrence who is a very talented songwriter and musician out of Minnesota. You can check him out on myspace.com/christopherlawrenceband. Levi has received two grammy nominations for his contributions to Prince and the three time grammy award winning Sounds of Blackness. Levi was also voted as one of the 1000 greatest guitarists in the world.

Wilson Brooks - Drums
As an award winnning drummer since high school, Wilson has become one of the pioneering drummers from the Bay Area and is being recognized for his ability to provide the energy and groove for both jazz and gospel settings. His early drum influences include: Joel Smith, Buddy Rich, Shelly Manne, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckyl, and Gene Krupa. Wilson has performed with the Bill Bell Trio, The Duke Ellington Tribute Orchestra, and The Gospel Hummingbirds. He also has an instructional gospel drumming CD to his credit. He currently teaches private lessons and presents gospel drumming clinics/lectures at various churches annually.

Darryl Anders - Bass
Being inspired by the soulful sounds of bassists like Willie Weeks, James Jamerson and Louis Johnson led to work with the crème of the crop in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. He has played jazz with Joyce Cooling, rock with Eric Martin (Mr. Big), soul with Tower Of Power and funk with Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters) and learned so much in the process. He was also the bassist with Grammy winning singer/songwriter Bonnie Hayes. The joy of working with such a talented artist is beyond measure. Over the past 3 years he has been working in video game music. Along with an incredibly talented team of musicians, and engineers at WaveGroup Sound they have created the music for some of the hottest music video games today. Karaoke Revolution and Guitar Hero have won countless awards for design, innovation and set a new standard in videogame music.

Michael Blankenship - Keyboards
Being one of the most talented upcoming keyboardist in the Bay Area keeps Mike very busy year round. Demand for his services are unyielding as he is called upon by practically every working musician/band in the local area. As a student at San Francisco State, Mike states that his challenge to balance his studies with his keyboard demand can get crazy at times, but he still seems to manage them both well. His