Richard Baratta Quintet

Tuesday, April 09
10:30pm - 1am

Craig Handy - saxophone
Bill O'Connell - piano
Michael Goetz - bass
Paul Rossman - percussion
Richard Baratta - drums

Grammy-nominated drummer and movie producer Richard Baratta began performing in NYC and elsewhere in the mid 1970’s, with many notable jazz greats. In 1984, Baratta decided to alter paths and pursued a movie career. From 1984 to 2019, Baratta worked on over 50 movies, including "Desperately Seeking Susan," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and many more.

In 2017 he decided to return to his roots and began performing music again, as well as producing films. Since then he has worked with acclaimed artists like Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring, Craig Handy, and others. In 2020 he released the Grammy Nominated "Music In Film - The Reel Deal" to critical acclaim. In 2022 he released "Music In Film -The Sequel." His most recent recording "Off The Charts" is a tribute to great compositions from the masters of jazz from the 1960’s and 70’s, with John Patitucci, Dave Kikoski, Jerry Bergonzi, and percussionist Paul Rossman.