Hailing from Chicago, Rick Parma is a talented performer who set out to embrace the spirit, vivacity and charm of his town, notoriously hailed as home of one of the liveliest music scenes on the planet. Rick managed to thrive and develop his talent within such a colorful and productive environment, particularly focusing on his saxophone playing, singing and showmanship. Rick Parma approaches his instrument in a unique, personal and charismatic way, bridging the gaps between genres the likes of Jazz, RnB, Funk, Latin, Blues and rock, with an open mind and with an eclectic attitude. The Chicago sound is known all over the world for being a true catalyst, a converging point where all of the aforementioned genres had the unique chance to meet, interbreed, change, evolve into something truly unique and characteristic that would have probably never occur anywhere else the way it did, at the time it did and where it did. Rick set out to embrace and cultivate this sound, and capture all its nuances according to his unique sensibility as an artist and a performer. Music is all about evolution, and evolution only comes with the touch, feel and drive of single artists, who pass on what they love and learn from their own surroundings.
With the Chicago sound flowing through his veins forever, Rick Parma set out to bring the music he loved somewhere else, starting a new chapter and new, exciting adventure. In 2009, Rick left his Chicago home for Southern California, where he settled within the local scene from the start, leaving a trail of positive responses and enthusiastic feedback after each and every live performance. His live activity brought him under the spotlight of some of the most renowned clubs and live venues and events in the area, including shows at Spaghettini, The Whiskey A Go Go, and appearances at the legendary Newport Beach Jazz Fest, just to name a few.