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Sat, Feb 04


Takoma Station Tavern

Lyle Link-Rick Alberico Quintet


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Lyle Link-Rick Alberico Quintet
Lyle Link-Rick Alberico Quintet

Time & Location

Feb 04, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012, USA

About the Event

Doors open: 6:30pm

Show starts: 7:00pm

Advance tickets: $15

Day of show: $20

No one under 21 admitted without parent or guardian

This show features two top echelon saxophone players plus a top-flight band consisting of Wade Beach (piano), James King (bass), Lenny Robinson (drums). 

Lyle Link

Lyle Link is a versatile musician, bandleader and sought after sideman. He performs in many musical styles- from jazz, blues and R&B to Latin and world beat. He has played with jazz artists Patti Austin, Christian McBride, Larry Willis, George Duke, Curtis Lundy and Ralph Peterson, to name a few, as well as pop icons Patti Labelle, James Ingram, Isaac Hayes and Aretha Franklin.

Lyle has shared his musical gifts in festivals and concerts in Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe, South America and throughout North America. A regular featured member of Washington, DC based groups Sine Qua Non, the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, and the Kenny Rittenhouse Sextet, he has also performed with the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Lyle is also an educator, teaching music at Sheridan School and the Levine School of Music.

Rick Alberico

Rick Alberico has electrified audiences throughout the US, Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Caribbean. Rick focuses on straight-ahead jazz with a blend of bebop, blues, ballads and original compositions. In his groups, such as the Rick Alberico Jazz Project, he brings in top musicians to showcase their talents and his beautiful, powerful alto sax sound.

Born into a musical family in Utica, NY, Rick started playing saxophone at the age of four. “I loved the saxophone right from the get-go,” he says. He was playing in his uncle’s big band by the time he was 14 and as a teenager received numerous awards for his musicianship on alto sax. Rick was named All-State lead alto saxophonist by the New York State School Music Association in both his junior and senior years – the highest honor that can be bestowed on a high school musician. Awards and accolades continued into his college years and after college he began performing with the Temptation, the Platters, the Drifters, Charo and others. In 1988, Rick moved to New York and performed with Clark Terry, Clifford Jordan, Phil Woods and others.

In 2001, Rick put down the saxophone and took a mainstream job with a biotech company in Florida. After 8 years of that, he accepted a positionn at the firm’s Silver Spring, Maryland office. Part of the reason for accepting the transfer was because he knew there was a good jazz scene in the DC-Baltimore area. In 2011, Rick quit his job and started playing saxophone full-time again as a sideman and with his own Rick Alberico Jazz Project.


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