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One of the most popular groups in what is loosely termed contemporary jazz," the Rippingtons were formed by guitarist/keyboardist Russ Freeman. Freeman studied at Cal Arts and UCLA, and recorded Nocturnal Playground as a leader in 1985 for the Brainchild label, a one-man project. In 1987, he was approached to record for the Japanese Alfa label and came up with the Rippingtons name for the all-star group he used on the disc (Moonlighting), an ensemble featuring David Benoit, Kenny G., and Brandon Fields. Their album was released domestically by Passport and became a hit. Freeman soon formed a regular touring band and cut a second disc for Passport. Russ Freeman writes all of the music for the Rippingtons, much of which falls in the pop/R&B genre. In the late '90s, the group moved over to the Windham Hill label, recording such albums as Black Diamond (97), Topaz (99), Live! Across America, and Life in the Tropics (both in 2000). On December 3, 09, their latest album "Modern Art" was nominated for a Grammy..

How to hire Rippingtons for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Rippingtons.

Rippingtons's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of an offer.
CTI can give you exact pricing once we submit your event details to Rippingtons. How much Rippingtons does cost to do an event depends on many variables and the fees we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with booking. Popularity, career stage, and current demand can cause an increase or decrease in pricing. The final fee may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for Rippingtons to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI can not give out direct contact information for the agent or manager of Rippingtons. If you want to send them a message, a gift, or request a free appearance or donation of time, then we will not pass along such material or communications to any of our contacts.
There is low probability for Rippingtons to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with Rippingtons on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Rippingtons, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider Rippingtons's travel costs, as they may require an entourage of staff and equipment. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Rippingtons, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Age Group-30's-50's, Age Group-60's+, Age Group-All Ages, Jazz, Jazz-Contemporary, Jazz-Instrumental, Jazz-Smooth, Male
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Rippingtons Booking Agent Information
For information on booking Rippingtons for a corporate event, personal appearance, corporate entertainment, speaking engagement, endorsement, private party or to hire Rippingtons for projects, print advertising campaigns, media events or fundraisers, social marketing campaigns, TV/Movie specials including documentaries or infomercials, please contact us. CTI will directly contact the agent, representative, or manager for Rippingtons's booking fee and current availability. CTI is your booking agency for Rippingtons to hire at corporate events, conventions, trade shows, or on television and radio commercials. Rippingtons may be available for spokesperson campaigns, speaches, concerts, and endorsement projects. CTI agency will help confirm Rippingtons if the buyer has the budget and if Rippingtons is interested in the event. CTI can assist on the production requirements for Rippingtons when needed.

CTI is a major performer and pro athlete booking agency, representing organizations seeking to book Rippingtons for concerts, corporate entertainment, corporate events, endorsements, personal appearances, weddings, conventions, tradshows, fairs, festivals, ceremonies, spokesperson campaigns or professional speaking engagements such as award ceremonies or commencement speeches. Our agency has been in business for 25 years, and it is our high quality service and consideration to our clients, and the acts they hire, that sets us apart from other booking agencies.

As an experienced booking agency, we represent the buyer and are a booking entertainment agent for corporate functions, corporate entertainment, private parties, celebrity oriented projects and keynote speakers. CTI uses its industry knowledge and experience as an agency and helps the buyer of major acts and does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent, representative, manager or management for Rippingtons, or any artist on this website. CTI works for what is best for its clients and is not hired as an offical agent for Rippingtons to get bookings and projects to represent them on their behalf.

Use the CTI agency to find other top rated performers, business speakers, celebrity entertainers, corporate entertainment, Grammy Award winners, celebrity speakers, major athletes, PGA golfers, Olympians - for promotions, advertising, representation, booking agent, celebrity booking services. We are involved in hiring top acts, spokespersons, and experts - and are a supplier, event speaker agency, sports and athlete personal appearance booking agency. CTI has direct contact to all industry experts including celebrity chefs, stylists, fashion experts, lifestyle/entertaining professionals, health experts, home improvement experts, organizational experts, relationship experts, travel experts and much more.

Since 1979, we have provided our booking agent service to thousands of businesses, organizations, and individuals that have needed a booking agency to secure top acts, celebrities, personalities, and sports figures for their events and entertainment needs. We have worked with a countless number of top acts and even enjoy personal friendships with some of the celebrities where we've been the booking agent for on behalf of our clientele; to the point where they will do an event we approach them about - without any hesitation! A booking agent is needed to contact top acts and major performers on your behalf and negotiate the best pricing; as they generally do not directly handle their own appearance work or negotiate compensation.