Originally from Hawaii, Richard graduated from the University of California with a B.A. in Music.  A professional
musician since the age of 18, Richard is a pianist and keyboardist, composer, arranger, musical director, and is also
involved in music production—in the studio working with performers on every phase of recording an album, to
developing all aspects of a stage show from initial concept to the debut performance.  Richard has worked with
shows like the Las Vegas-based
Legends in Concert, and TV's Soul Train Dancers, as well as some of Hawaii's biggest

Richard is also a composer and arranger—as a composer his music has been heard on national TV and radio, HBO
and PBS, as well as Muzak and Dish Network, and his inventive and creative arrangements have spiced up several
band and artist repertoires, as well as stage show lineups around the U.S.   

In addition to working with several singers—in formats ranging from duos to quintets—and Mancini the Band, a 8-
piece group of which he is currently musical director, Richard performs around the Valley of the Sun with his
biggest events in the Phoenix-area, while PIZZAZZ is gaining a reputation for its vocals and solid musical
accompaniment, entertaining audiences with memorable and eclectic listening or dancing music.