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Rippingtons Booking Agency Profile

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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 booking Rippingtons for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Rippingtons, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Rippingtons. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Rippingtons booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Rippingtons for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Rippingtons booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Rippingtons charge for an event. Also, thier speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Rippingtons agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Rippingtons manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Rippingtons for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Rippingtons agent 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 the travel costs when researching the Rippingtons booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. 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.
Type
Performer
Style
Jazz
Range
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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