"A musician must make music,

an artist must paint,
a poet must write,
if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be."

—Abraham Maslow


Ricardo has been playing the piano since he was 8 years old and offers a unique style and impression of entertainment that takes you back to days gone by in a relaxing "living- room" atmosphere . He magically provides a variety of music that lends itself to any audience. Ricardo has performed for President George W. Bush when he last visited Portland and has a long history of entertaining for a variety of audiences. He's an accomplished vocalist and pianist, making a familiar repertoire in his own style a unique and intimate experience.

His passion-filled performance offers something for everyone, whether it is a recording session, wedding, private party, or any philanthropic event. He has performed in Hawaii, Los Angeles and the Northwest for over 35 years.

Ricardo, with his charming personality, generously gives a portion of himself each performance, while seemingly asking nothing for himself, but that his music be enjoyed.

His music is the inner soul of his personality.
It's refreshing, spontaneous and uplifting.

Reminiscent styles of Ramsey Lewis, Marc Cohn, Kenny Rogers, Vince Geralldi Bruce Hornsby, and Joe Sample. The sound is smooth, heartfelt and easy listening.

His repertoire consist of original compositions,
Smooth Jazz, Latin, R&B, Country, Reggae and Contempoary Rock.


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