Richard Poole is a composer, collaborator and performing musician. In addition to creating his own solo works on piano, Richard specializes in teaching and practicing the creative process in a collaborative setting.
After attending Berklee in the early 1970’s, Richard moved to Miami, Florida and studied Music Composition (scholarship) at Miami International University, graduating in 1976. It is in Miami that Richard Poole experienced the city’s rich multi-cultural environment, and began his journey of creating and collaborating with musicians from all over the world.
As a composer and collaborator, Richard has worked with many of the 20th century’s great jazz artists, including Paul Bley, Jeff Palmer, Mark Eagen, Don Bradon, Ira Sullivan, Bill Marcus, Al Vega, Joe Diorio, Bob Thomas, Pete Minger, Tony and Dolf Castelanno, Bob Mover, Don Goldie, Geordie Macdonald; Flip Phillips, Candido, Curtis Fuller, George Garzone, Jay Corre, Rebecca Parris, Lowell Davidson, Chubby Jackson, Joe Roland, Eddie Higgins, Tony Prentis, Johnny Walker, Gary Peacock, Marilyn Crispell, Hillary Rose and Jaco Pasorious.
Richard has also performed in the entertainment business with many of the icons of the 20th century including Dezi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Tom Sullivan, Lisette Alvarez, Ronald Reagan, Robert Goulet, Joanie Sommers, the Four Aces and Roger Williams.
Mr Poole has held concerts throughout the Northeastern United States, Canada and Europe.
Richard performs and records on piano, drums and vibraphone.
Current album releases include collaborations on vibraphone with instrumentalist Lowell Davidson (Rediscovered Session of 1988) and with pianist Patrick Battstone (Mystic River). Mystic River, highlighting an improvisational form of chamber jazz for small concert settings, has enjoyed intimate live performances in the United States.
The recurring theme with Richard Poole’s work is to share the experience of creativity and collaboration through an artistic dimension. His intent is, that through, such experiences, one can apply these methodologies/experiences to their everyday life.