RICHIE LOVE aka The Saxiest Man Alive is a gifted saxophonist/vocalist and innovative virtuoso music artist. At an early age, he was nurtured deep in the genre roots of “Jazz”, “Blues”, “Rhythm and blues”, and “Funk” Richie plays ALL Saxophones, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Vocalist, Band Leader, Teacher and Mentor. Ceo of Saxworld Productions Since 1985 established in Los Angeles, his First Record Release was "1987". Richie Started playing Alto Sax at Age 6 and has Performed, Recorded and Studied with Some of the Greats, Johnny Otis, Buddy Miles, Norman Connors, Shuggie Otis, Andre Lewis (Mandre), Lalomie Washburn, Barbara Morrison, Rickey Minor, Angela Bofill, Lester Abrams and Preston Love to name a few.
Richie's been In and Around the Music Business All his Life, he's Performed on Thousands of Concerts, Recordings, T.V., Radio, C.D's, Music Festivals and Venues. Richie's Band "The Love Connection" has been Rocking Audiences for Over 25 Years from Coast To Coast. They've performed on countless Jazz, R&B, Blues, Music Festivals and have headlined with Hank Crawford, Les McCann, Buddy Miles, Wayman Tisdale, Preston Love and more. Richie was family mentored and naturally influenced by the music of his late and great World renowned father, Preston Love, Sr., a purveyor and historian of “Classical Jazz and Blues”. Preston performed with historic legends from Count Basie and Billie Holiday to Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. In the 60s he became Motown's first West Coast Orchestra leader/Contractor. Richie is a uniquely gifted musical Jazz artist, for whom, all serious connoisseurs and casual music listeners can overwhelmingly appreciate and enjoy. He has been featured on over 20 CD releases of many music genres. —“Mr. Richie Love, “makes Love” with his music,…and makes his music,..with Love”! —His latest CD "New Horizons" Is Available Summer "2019" and you'll be able to cherish his timeless sound for years to come..Don't Miss an opportunity to witness this explosive Musician/performer and his dynamite Band The Love Connection.
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"1987" "WISH I HAD A DIME" and "FED UP" First Record (LP) Release.
"1999" "THE LOVES of OMAHA" CD Release: co-produced by R.Love
"2001" R. Love " VOLUME I" CD Release: Produced, Written, Arranged and Performed By R.Love
"2011" Single "REFLECTIONS" Digital Release.
"2012" R. Love VOLUME I "REMASTERED" CD and Digital Release. "You Listen You Love"
"2013"-"2018" R.Love's Performing on the East Coast, Recording the first solo Sax CD and completing Volume II. His Sax Performances are featured on over 20 CD Releases, his Youtube Channels include 23 original music videos produced and performed by R.L.
"2019" CD Release Richie Love NEW HORIZONS "Real Music Makes a Comeback". His first CD featuring Love exclusively on Saxes.
Awards "1985" Love’s company Saworld Productions was established to produce and mentor young musicians, vocalist and rappers.
"1993" The First of Four Music Mentoring Grants, for the Nebraska Arts Council.
'1994" Love's band was featured in the Award winning documentary
"Street Of Dreams"
Love received Community Service Awards for his work with children in Los Angeles, Compton and Nebraska. References Richie was mentioned in two national book releases: Upside Your Head by Johnny Otis, A Thousand Honey Creeks Later, by Preston Love, Sr. Richie was the feature of several news articles for his musical accomplishments, community service and the success of his band. Those articles include an article by Linda Allen, for Balance News, Preston Love, Sr. for the Omaha Star Newspaper and Matthew Stelly, for the Crusader.
Noteworthy Performances Headliner:
(3) Carson California Jazz festival, the first (3) Omaha Jazz and Blues Festival, (3) Years Ameristar Casino, (Co-Headlined) Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, (4) Love's Jazz & Art Center, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, Catalina Jazz Club Los Angeles (Special guest).