For many years, Richie was best known as the percussive force behind the perennial chart topping group Spyro Gyra, composing as well as drumming for the group. Richie also leads his own group, performing a mixture of jazz standards and original compositions reflecting his diverse musical background.
TOURS WITH MAJOR ARTISTS:
Mike Stern : Beijing China. Jan. `03. Extensive European, Asian U.S and Latin American touring 1994 to the present. August `02 performance at the Berklee School of Music Performing Arts Center Guitar Series
George Russell Living Time Orchestra: Germany and U.K. Tour June `03.
Grover Washington Jr. 1995 to 1999. Extensive National touring including all major U.S. jazz festivals
(i.e. JVC Newport, Playboy Jazz Festivals)
Dianne Reeves : Jazz vocalist,1996-98 ,U.S. and European concert dates.
(JVC Newport R.I. Jazz Festival '97)
Bill Evans : Saxophonist, Miles Davis Alumnus.1990-92 European and
Japanese tours.(North Sea Jazz Festival Netherlands, '91)
Al Dimeola : 1991-93,North and South American tours.
(Montreal Jazz Festival '93)
Spyro Gyra : 1984-90,Extensive international touring.North and South
America, Europe, Asia. (All Major U.S. and International Jazz Festivals)
The Brecker Brothers Band : 1978-81,U.S. European and Japanese tours.
( Montreux, North Sea, Nice Jazz Festivals.)