Rick DePiroRick DePiro (born 1967), who is known by his stage name Ricky Dee, is an American Country singer-songwriter, notable and award winning jazz pianist, and popular/jazz organist, and a music producer who has recorded and produced over twenty-five albums. DePiro is also the founder of RADCO Music Group, a Los Angeles based multimedia group consisting of JaRic Records and Entertainment, a Los Angeles based independent record label and multimedia company.
DePiro started performing by "sitting in" with jazz and rock bands throughout New York by invitation at age twelve. His first "steady paid gig" was as weekly church pianist at St Matthew's Church in Buffalo, NY at age twelve. By age sixteen he recorded two albums. He performed his first solo piano-organ concert at age fourteen and began teaching privately.
Later, DePiro studied with his orchestra "idol" Don Costa as a protégée in Beverly Hills. DePiro became the music director for the USWA/AFL-CIO Constitutional Conventions at age eighteen when he was contracted by Richard Davis. In 1992, DePiro recorded new projects and released them under the Cosmic Records banner. In October 2000 he was signed as a National Product Specialist and Concert Artist with Roland Corporation. DePiro lives in the Los Angeles area.
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