"I have been using Key Leaves for a while... I haven't had to use powder paper because I've had no sticky pads. I also haven't had that little kissing sound I get when I play really soft. So I've been loving it!"
- Richard Page (Winds Player, Prime Rib Big Band)
Ottawa based woodwind artist, Richard Page is a sought-after performer and educator for all levels. His unique sound and approach to the baritone saxophone has been featured on many recordings and he is an in-demand sideman in the Ottawa, Canada area.
Richard has performed with with many world-renowned artists. Most recently, he performed at the Ottawa Jazz Festival with the Jerry Granelli Group, which featured guitar legends Robben Ford and Bob Lanzetti. He has also performed with Hilario Duran (as the baritone saxophonist/bass clarinetist with the Ottawa Latin Jazz Big Band). Page has shared the stage with Mike Rud (Juno Award Winner), Adrean Farrugia, Phil Nimmons and many other jazz greats.
In addition to his own projects, Richard performs regularly with the Prime Rib Big Band, Sly High - A Tribute To Sly & The Family Stone, ERU-ERA, Renée Landry, The Commotions and Joe McDonald & the Walkin' Hawks.
Richard's woodwinds have been featured on television on commercials, TV shows and movies, including the Sesame Workshop/Nelvana cartoon, Esme and Roy.
Richard's musical education was developed through a combination of his studies at Mohawk College (2005-2007) and many performing opportunities in his early career. He was a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band (2004-2008) and in 2007 travelled to Europe, performing at both the Montreux and Vienne jazz festivals. Through his involvement in the HASJB and he was awarded the Noreen and Phil Nimmons Scholarship from the Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Jazz (2005 and 2007). Richard has studied with many renowned Canadian musicians, such as Kirk MacDonald, Petr Cancura, and spent several years studying with world-renowned woodwind artist, Tim Price.