I LOVE playing music!
Here are some of the performances I offer:
Solo piano and keyboards, The Pure Heart Ensemble, Earth & Sky aka The Richard Shulman Trio, The Richard Shulman Group (a jazz & world music quartet or quintet), Music of Peace Concerts, and Symphony Orchestra, as well as being a guest soloist with various ensembles.
Please email us or call 828-658-9604 to request a package with information and sample recordings of the concert of your choice.
Solo Piano and Keyboards
Consciousness Through Music Concert: A combination of transcendent experience and celestial sounds, Richard Shulman’s music creates a resonance field in which spiritual connection becomes clearer and more deeply felt. Expect an evening of musical beauty and an opportunity to commune with your Divine Presence.
These concerts of original compositions and improvisations, feature a spontaneous “Musical Soul Portrait” for the audience, along with musical meditations and uplifting music from his CDs. Richard works with piano and a keyboard setup of up to six instruments played simultaneously to create full and varied textures. Concerts may also include standard songs from the Great American Songbook and vocal pieces.
Jazz: Richard is also available as a solo pianist or sideman for jazz and other performances.
Conferences: Richard plays for many conferences and shows, providing background music for special programs, ceremonies, and meditations as well as being available for presenting a concert and/or workshop.
Churches & Synagogues: Richard is available to present music and/or a talk to your congregation.
Email or call 828-658-9604 for more info.
The New Beginnings Duo: A concert of piano and cello music with renowned cellist Adriana Contino, including original compositions and improvisations, and featuring music from their RichHeart Music CD New Beginnings.
A balance of inspiration and delicate listening expresses a communion of spirit.
Email or call 828-658-9604 for pricing and schedule.
The Pure Heart Ensemble
Richard Shulman teams with 4 wonderful musicians (adding cello, flutes, wordless vocals and crystal bowls) to form The Pure Heart Ensemble and create an acoustic recording, Bliss of Being, that not only celebrates the feeling of bliss, but also the journey getting there.
Featuring Richard Shulman – piano, Kate Steinbeck – flutes, Dielle Ciesco – vocals, Bob Hinkle – crystal bowls, and (not shown) Adriana Contino or Elizabeth Gergel – cello.
Select performances available.
For more info visit www.pureheartensemble.com.
Earth & Sky Trio and larger groups:
Earth & Sky is the new name for the Richard Shulman Trio. “Earth & Sky” describes the integration of inspiration and interaction that we experience in our performances. Each of us is listening to our inner inspiration and to each other, being present to both in the flow of an ecstatic creation. This blending of inner and outer resonates with audiences as uplifting and electrifying.
“…what continually intrigues me with your contribution, is the inter-blending of the music of inner peace with the standard jazz repertoire…. That instrumental arrangement and the musicians involved are as pure, crystal clear an example of melodically-driven, creatively-innovative jazz expression as you’ll find anywhere in the greater area. Everyone is an original painter in their own right. And when you put them together working on the same space the frescoes that spill forth are really quite astounding!” – Rick Dowdeswell, drummer and jazz afficianado
“Really, really impressive, Richard. Awesome playing, all the way. All 3 of you really have a tremendous sense of dynamic and space that’s a real treat for the listener…. Please definitely do more what I’d call Chamber Jazz ’cause I enjoy the Classical sensibilities you have, while still keeping that good pace and pulse…. Great work on all.” – Kima Moore – Composer
“…These cats can play, no doubt about it!” – Bill Binkleman / Music Matters, Inspired Retailer
Music of Peace Concerts
Solo and with eclectic groupings.
For information on booking the UN concert performers or helping with the Music of Peace initiative, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-658-9604.