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Born, raised and musically educated in New York City, I picked up my first brass instrument in elementary school at age 8, the tuba, and by the next year I had a trumpet in my hand.

Coming from a musical family, I was introduced to the professional world of music as a young teenager and by the grace of God , he blessed me with enough talent to begin touring the world in the tropical music scene by age 17.

While attending the legendary Laguardia High School of Music & Performing Arts , I was introduced to jazz and creative music and instantly fell in love with it. It was then that I began my passion to not only improve my instrument but to also learn how to create music of my own.

I remember, as a very young man, how I would watch in awe and admire how Doc Severinsen would not only play a phenomenal trumpet, but also how he would lead his orchestra on The Tonight Show. Watching him, night after night, was what sold me to the dreams and visions of becoming a band leader of my own.

Now almost in my 35th year in professional music as I continue to learn, by the grace of God, I have managed to humbly either associate, perform, jam, record, share the stage, travel the world, or at the very least be in the musical presence of some of the greatest and respected musical icons in the world such as Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Pat Matheny, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and many more.

Each and every one of those wonderful, fulfilling and professional experiences has now led me to pursue my own musical project called The Sounds Of Blue Clave. The Sounds Of Blue Clave is a compilation of standard and original songs arranged and/or composed either in a Latin Fusion, Latin Jazz & Tropical Latin Music sound based on all of my personal musical influences and experiences mixed together with my own original personal twist.

I humbly and respectfully ask all who visit this website to enjoy all that it has to offer, sign up to my emailing list, purchase my music and click on all of my social media links to follow and enjoy.


Thank You For Being Here.

-Richie Viru├ęt