UCF Music Department
Richard Drexler

Richard Drexler

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lobsterich@joimail.com

Multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger and producer Richard Drexler, an Illinois native, has been based in Florida since 1985 and is now on the road frequently with the Jeff Berlin Trio. A couple of long house pianist stints kept him busy for nine years in the Tampa Bay area, where he performed with many visiting artists. More recently he has done some touring with the Jeff Berlin Trio and with the Woody Herman Orchestra and trombonist John Allred, among others. He has been working as bassist in the Kenny Drew Jr. trio and regularly appearing as a bassist or pianist/vocalist in the jazz clubs of central Florida. Singers he has accompanied include Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, Bob Dorough, Mose Allison, Roseanna Vitro, Vic Damone, Al Jarreau, Connie Francis, Dena DeRose and Karrin Allyson.

He has been active in the studios, appearing on dozens of CDs ranging from salsa to avant-garde to country and western to the thrash metal group Saigon Kick. He has assisted guitarist/composer/producer Richie Zellon on much of the Songosaurus label catalog, devoted to jazz fused with South American rhythms. On these projects he has recorded with Bob Mintzer, Paquito dRivera, Jerry Bergonzi, Gato Barbieri, Claudio Roditi, Alex Acuna and others.

Richard produced his first album of originals, Flaming Spirit in 1978 with Dave Liebman, Tom Harrell, Steve laSpina and Clay Hulet. The list of noted jazz musicians Richard has gigged with runs in the hundreds. His playing has had very favorable reviews in magazines such as Jazz Times, Down Beat, Jazz Improv and Jazziz, and in dozens of online publications.

A major direction in his music has been combining classical music with jazz and Latin forms, as in his Songosaurus CD Senor Juan Brahms and arrangements of works by Mahler, Chopin and other composers.

"I have heard the future of Jazz, and it is Richard Drexler", Eric Addeo, Joel Chriss and Company, Jazz Times Magazine, 2004.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10161 MUT3171 Jazz Theory Ⅱ Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81408 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
81505 MUN5716L Jazz Chamber Group Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
80184 MUT3170 Jazz Theory Ⅰ Face2Face F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80897 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
No Description Available
81932 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 3:30PM - 4:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
81043 MVJ1214 Jazz Bass Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80570 MVJ2224 Jazz Bass Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80700 MVJ3234 Jazz Bass Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80701 MVJ4244 Jazz Bass Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80699 MVJ5354C Jazz Bass Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80702 MVJ6464C Jazz Bass Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11472 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
10647 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
No Description Available
19787 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
No Description Available
10551 MVJ1214 Jazz Bass Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10561 MVJ2224 Jazz Bass Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10651 MVJ3234 Jazz Bass Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10652 MVJ4244 Jazz Bass Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10677 MVJ5354C Jazz Bass Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10678 MVJ6464C Jazz Bass Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90623 MUH4814 Jazz Styles and Analysis Face2Face M,W 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
90948 MUH5816 Jazz Styles and Analysis Face2Face M,W 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
80185 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
80602 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
No Description Available
92039 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
No Description Available
81141 MVJ1214 Jazz Bass Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80595 MVJ2224 Jazz Bass Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80758 MVJ3234 Jazz Bass Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80759 MVJ4244 Jazz Bass Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80757 MVJ5354C Jazz Bass Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80760 MVJ6464C Jazz Bass Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Jan 8, 2016

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