Kim Richmond – Fred Woessner Luncheon – February 16, 2011


Kim Richmond bio:

Although KIM RICHMOND is primarily known as a jazz saxophonist, his original, and very much studied, instrument is the clarinet. Based in Los Angeles, he works as a freelance musician, doing studio work, shows, concerts, clubs and other venues. His reputation also includes being a composer and arranger in many styles, from his own 23-piece Concert Jazz Orchestra (CDs “Refractions” and “Passages”) to smaller groups, including the classical chamber orchestra CELA, of which he is a member of many years.

Kim has released nine recordings as a leader and is on a myriad of others. He also is quite active in the educational arena, has been an associate professor at USC and teaching at a variety of summer music camps each year.

Whatever his mode of expression, be it instrumental performance, composition, arranging and conducting, Kim Richmond is striving to express a uniquely original voice, combining his extensive experience with the new sounds of our evolving musical world.

fredFred Woessner bio:

Frederick Woessner is a composer and concert pianist with recordings on San Francisco-based Sonic Arts – Repertoire Records. Under the pseudonym of Vincent Moreaux, Fred’s alter ego, the recordings are a re-creation of a typical nineteenth century solo piano concert, comprising original compositions and extemporaneous piano improvisations in a classical style. Fred has also performed in this manner on syndicated radio programs.Fred’s motion picture composing credits begin with the 1980 classic cult film, Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse Pale Rider, and also include theme and title music for Sky Bandits from London Front/Galaxy Releasing. A recently completed documentary for United Airlines entitled Voices United features his composition Olympic Spirit for chorus and orchestra. The piece was commissioned for a choir made up of United Airlines pilots, flight attendants and other employees for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.Fred attended Peabody Conservatory of Music, and studied composition with David Diamond in New York. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music (Composition) from California State University, Los Angeles. He has written numerous works for orchestra, piano, and other instrumental combinations, a number of which have been recorded. He is currently composing a concerto for piano improvisation and orchestra which is scheduled to be commercially recorded. Fred is also working on authoring a programmed course of instruction, using CD-ROM and the internet, of a stuctured course on keyboard improvisation in the classic style of free improvisation in the tradition of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, etc.