Hi, my name is Rick and I'm a ...
(wait, this isn't a 12-step meeting :-)
... I'm a freelance Drummer/Pianist/Web Designer born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I graduated from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with a BS in Computer & Information Science but I'm not your typical computer nerd! Besides working with computers, I have always been very active in music. I have toured with drum & bugle corps for a number of years, first playing in the pit and then marching on bass drum with the Marion Cadets. For the premier season of Limited Edition, I marched snare drum and represented the corps as a member of the DCM All-Star Drum & Bugle Corps marching on quads. While at OSU, I was a five-year member of the OSU Marching Band playing snare drum, and played drum set in the OSU Jazz Combos, OSU Jazz Lab Ensemble, and the OSU Jazz Ensemble receiving the Tri-C award for outstanding musicianship.
I have drummed with the Michael Arnold Group playing contemporary jazz/fusion, the Michael Arnold Trio playing traditional jazz, with Vince Andrews playing contemporary and traditional jazz, with "The Missing Link" playing a mix of jazz, with "After Hours" playing traditional and contemporary jazz, and also with "Groove Palette" performing jazz, fusion, and originals. I have also played timbales & percussion with the Noe Salsa Project playing Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bachata, and Latin jazz.
Additionally, I have played keyboards with "The Patrol" performing a mix of jazz and R&B, with "Mojo Jack" playing blues, rock, and funk, with Lydia Brownfield's band: "Trouble With Brownfield" playing rock originals and covers, and also with "Stackhouse East" playing cover tunes from the 60's to the present.
Currently, I am drumming with "The Tim Dvorkin Trio" playing jazz fusion and originals, playing simultaneous drums & keys with "The Silky Ray Band" performing rhythm & blues and jazz, and I also lead my own band: "The Rick Soriano 3man 4tet" where I play drums and keyboards simultaneously! In addition, I play drums & keys with Anna & The Consequences, keyboards with "J London & the Band of Friends" playing smooth jazz, keyboards with "Inner City Blues Band" playing blues, and I also play keyboards with the Soriano Duo playing classical, jazz, new age, and pop, as well as playing solo piano gigs.
I have a wide range of interests: many styles of music (especially jazz), playing drum set, timbales and piano, snow skiing, rollerblading, tennis, racquetball, and dancing (mainly salsa, merengue, bachata, some cha cha, swing, and freestyle/hip-hop).
Check out my online portfolio on the Behance Network showcasing
some of my music, web design and graphic design work.
Here are a few examples of other sites I have designed:
TimDvorkin.com The Official website of Tim Dvorkin, jazz fusion piano/keyboard artist & composer.
AnnaAndTheConsequences.wordpress.com Official website of Anna & The Consequences ...because there always are!
Git-Shorty.com Official website of Git Shorty, R&B guitarist/singer.
YeOldeProShoppe.com The largest pro shop in central Ohio.
CowboysChili.com Cowboy Ron's chili ...you'll love it too!
SorianoDuo.com The Soriano Duo - violin & piano duo.
OriginalRagtimeBand.com Dr. Tony's Original Ragtime Band.
SilkyRayBand.com The Silky Ray Band website.
StackhouseEast.wordpress.com Stackhouse East official band website (formerly Bandemonium).
MrGoodNews.2ya.com John LaIacona's Gospel Music Website.
ToryHill.2ya.com Frank Laiacona's Website.
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