spending 35 years in Law Enforcement, Richie returned to his true
passion, the Trumpet. He started his studies in New York, at the ripe
old age of 8. By the time 12 came around, he
was already performing as a pro. While in New York, he studied with
Master, Charles Colin. In 1963, he arrived in Los Angeles and studied
Irving Bush, John Clyman, and Tommy Stevens.
During his college days, he recorded with the likes of Della Reese, Ike and Tina Turner, The Impressions, The Seven Wonders, The Emotions and many others. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree and attending Graduate School, he accepted a position in Law Enforcement. During his 35-year tenure, he sadly abandoned his music. Upon his retirement, he dusted off his horn and started on the long road back.
Richie Freedman's "Cool Blue" is available for any and all occasions, and in all sizes.The Band delivers more than just a great on-stage performance. We know that discerning clients expect courteous professionals with the flexibility and attention to detail that help create the best event possible. From musical preferences to special announcements, Cool Blue works closely with its clients to ensure that all important details are covered prior to the big day. If you want a top performer both on and off stage, you want Cool Blue
The Band Personnel include: Richie, and his lovely wife Laura Suzanne; George Green; Steve Pemberton; Michael Schnoebelen; Jeff Tagaguci' David Edelstein; Ben DiTosti; Steve Carr; Jeff Dellisanti; Cindy Bradley; Kevin Bradley, and Paul Stocker.
Richie and the Cool Blue can be viewed at the following web sites: