Viper Cipher – Ramon Ricker
soloists: Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone; Mark Flugge, piano; Chris Gray, drums

Times Lie – Chick Corea/arr. Ramon Ricker
Soloists: David Milne, soprano saxophone; Cary Brague, baritone saxophone; Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone; Brian Benson, bass

Gaviota – Clare Fischer/arr. Dirk Fischer/orch. Ramon Ricker
soloists: Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Brian Benson, bass

Blues and the Abstract Truth – Oliver Nelson/arr. Ramon Ricker
soloists: Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone; Damon Zick, baritone saxophone; Matt Aiken, drums

Jazz Sonata: I. Introduction and Allegro (danse macabre) – Ramon Ricker
Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Bill Dobbins, piano

Jazz Sonata: II. Ballad (danse d'amour) – Ramon Ricker
Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Bill Dobbins, piano

Jazz Sonata: III. Allegro—Waltz—Allegro (danse infernale) – Ramon Ricker
Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Bill Dobbins, piano

Three Jazz settings for Saxophone Quartet: I. Introduction and Allegro (danse macabre) – Ramon Ricker
Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Mike Sakash, alto saxophone; Jim Doser, tenor saxophone; Nancy Boone, baritone saxophone

Three Jazz settings for Saxophone Quartet: II. Soft Shadows of the Night – Ramon Ricker
Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Mike Sakash, alto saxophone; Jim Doser, tenor saxophone; Nancy Boone, baritone saxophone

Three Jazz settings for Saxophone Quartet: III. Trance Dance – Ramon Ricker
Ramon Ricker, soprano saxophone; Mike Sakash, alto saxophone; Jim Doser, tenor saxophone; Nancy Boone, baritone saxophone

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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Buddy Rich : At The Top
Time Check recorded at The Top of the Plaza in Rochester, NY
on February 6, 1973. Ray is playing second alto. He's the thin guy with the long hair.
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Rochester In Review

Street Smart

Eastman professor Ramon Ricker shows music students how to succeed in business by really trying.

By Kathleen McGarvey

What’s essential to a thorough music education? Answer “a grounding in theory and technique,” and Ramon Ricker ’73E (DMA) won’t disagree. But add “a good understanding of how compound interest works and knowledge of patents and trademarks,” and he’ll tell you you’re really on the right track.

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Democrat & Chronicle

Savvy needed to make a living in music

November 20, 2011

By Matthew Daneman

The self-published book is essentially a 101 guide on the business of being a professional instrumentalist, covering everything from the basics of mechanical vs. print vs. performance rights to tips on avoiding being shafted on a recording or distribution contract. Certain things came out of that ... including the arts leadership program here at Eastman that has on average 25 course per year designed to bridge the ivory tower and real world.

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Innovations - Fall 2011

Eastman professor writes book for aspiring music students

Center for Entrepreneurship - University of Rochester "Music is intoxicating," said Ramon Ricker ’73E (DMA), a professor of saxophone and senior associate dean for professional studies at the Eastman School. "If you’re good, you really get a high off of a great performance. You can’t think of doing anything else."

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Campus Times - University of Rochester

Eastman professor's book aids musicians

February 10, 2011

By Leah Buletti

Ramon Ricker gives musicians real world advice in his innovative book...

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Inside Higher Ed

'Lessons From A Street-Wise Professor'

January 24, 2011

By David Moltz

Landing a job in today’s economy is tough for most college graduates. For those seeking a career in the fine arts, it’s even tougher.

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Rochester Business Journal

Book teaches business skills to music students

December 30, 2010

By Nate Dougherty

Ramon Ricker is credited with fueling a national movement among music schools to teach entrepreneurial skills. Now the director of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music has committed the tenets of that idea to print.

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