Rick DellaRatta is a very talented American Jazz pianist and musician who currently resides in the New York City neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Without abandoning the true form of jazz, Rick frequently performs for large crowds around the world. He is an innovator and a visionary, through his lifelong endeavor to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace worldwide through his Jazz for Peace World Tour and non-profit.
Through Jazz for Peace, Rick has helped 850 different international causes and continues to make an impact today. Listen to him tell us how he fell in love with jazz at a young age and his inspiration to continue to spread peace through his masterful playing.
We chat with Rick DellaRatta about:
- Rick’s personal background in jazz and how he first got into it
- The story of how he took the plates off of his car and left it, to chase his dreams
- The importance of music being in schools
- Jazz in New York City vs. Chicago
- Rick shares many stories of his life and how it has impacted his philanthropy
- His inspiration behind Jazz for Peace and his future goals for Jazz for Peace
- Rick performs a song during the episode (a first for us!)
- Rick’s path to minimalism
- Rick answers our “Fast Five” questions and the most important question, “What does a life well lived mean to you?”
- Check out Jazz for Peace and how you can get involved!
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