Drummer Rick Dilling has performed with such notable jazz artist as Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Phil Woods, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra among others. Residing in western NC, Rick is a member of the Todd Wright Quartet, the Wendy Jones Quartet, the Michael Jefery Steven Trio , the Asheville Jazz Orchestra and works freelance in the western NC and SC region. He has been a member of the jazz faculty at Appalachian State University for over 30 years.
Two years ago Rick assembled an “all star” big band to perform the music of his drumming idol , Buddy Rich. ” a long time dream of mine to play these charts that change my musical life when I was 12 years old “. This will be “Part III” in a very popular series that has taken the audience through Buddy’s music from 1966 till his death in 1986. Rick can heard on pianist Richard Sulman’s up coming album TURNED INTO LEMONADE to be release in January.