Rick Kessel

Rick’s Contributions


04/14/14    Photos

Photos: Jaki Byard Symposium at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rick Kessel shares photos from event celebrating legacy of the pianist and composer

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About Rick Kessel


Rick Kessel currently serves as Publisher of the Enthusiast Group of Madavor Media, publishers of Jazz Times, International Figure Skating, Volleyball Magazine, Bird Watching, Golf Getaways, The Writer, and numerous other publications and conferences. He is also a founding member of the Jazz Education Network and currently serves as the treasurer on the board of directors.

Rick has twenty four years experience in the magazine and digital media publishing field and conceptualized and launched the music education division for Symphony, including SBO magazine in 1998, the Music Student's College Search & Career Guide, Choral Director Magazine in 2004, and JAZZed magazine in 2006

Rick received an MBA from Clark University in Massachusetts in 1994, and holds a bachelor’s degree in music and audio technology from Indiana University.

Rick’s extensive background as a professional clarinetist and teacher has included performances with Luciano Pavarotti and Henry Mancini. He is currently the principal clarinetist for Symphony Pro Musica in central Massachusetts.

Rick Kessel joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 09, 2014