Tony Richards (guitar) and Rafe Bradford (bass)
21+ / 8-11pm / no cover
Tony Richards is a Chicago based guitarist, writer and arranger born in New York City in 1959. Tony, having been raised by opera singers, began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11. Early on, he listened to classical music, jazz and the pop music of the sixties. Later, he started to be influenced by progressive artists of the early seventies. Tony writes and plays in a variety of styles with roots clearly based in jazz. His solo guitar repertoire includes the great composers: Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mandel, along with his original compositions. His guitar style is influenced by Lenny Breau, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith, and others.