Richard Aaron Crooner

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Band Members on upcoming EP "Back To Jazz" and Bio

Richard Aaron : Lead vocal
Remi Amblard : Piano / Arranger
Thierry Colson : Double Bass
Gene Perla : Double Bass
Franck Benguigui : Guitar
Jean-Paul Adam : Alto Sax
Sheliyah Masry : Backrounf vocals / Lead vocals arrangements
Francois Ricard : Drums
Zeev Magnichewer : Drums
Singer, Songwriter, Producer …

Richard was first influenced in his young years by 1960's rock, by King Elvis Presley in particular, often singing for friends and at parties. In 1981, he meets and befriends unknown at the time guitarist Serge Krief who will act as teacher and leader of the group in which Richard was rhythm guitarist.

Richard listened to and learned from jazz greats, such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Charlie Parker and many others. For nearly 20 years, he both acted as accompanist and manager for Serge Krief. He played alongside many celebrities such as French virtuoso guitarist Bireli Lagrène, Joe Turner, George Benson and Django's first-born son and renowned gypsy guitarist himself, Babik Reinhardt. He has played major international festivals and clubs around the world and he appears regurlarly on several French television shows.

Summer 1999, George Benson himself introduced Serge Krief and Richard's performance at the Blue Note in New York, and the critics were highly enthusiastic. Since that day, a strong and respectful friendship has developed between Richard and his idol and they have remained in close touch since then.

July 2002 was busy: He played at Vienne Jazz Festival with the Biréli Lagrène Trio and last but not least produced Serge Krief's Acid-Bop Project, featured as special guest for Al Jarreau at the International Utah Jazz Festival that also presented artists such as Nathalie Cole, Phil Woods, Jesse Cook Alchemy, Rick Brown and Regina Carter.

2003, Richard cultivated his writing and composing talents in various musical fields. With Frederic Bouskila, he created Flood Records International with the project of bringing together international vocals stars. He also performs as crooner at private events, jazz festivals, and in jazz clubs in the spirit of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett or George Benson.As of today in 2014, many projects are in development. Please stay tuned !

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