Dan Zola Orchestra
When I first met Ricky Exton I was assisting on a session in the dorms at Berklee, I was immediately impressed with his versatility and creativity. Since then I’ve called upon him for every session for which I needed a drummer, and he’s always exceeded my expectations. I see great things for Ricky in the future, he’s a true asset to the music industry, and an absolute delight to work with.
Upcoming Gigs for all!
Aug. 4, 2019 with Barbara Knight. 1pm Cain Park. Cleveland Hts., OH
Aug. 10, 2019 with Sinatra Selects. 8pm. at Nighttown. Cleveland Hts., OH (Jazz)
Aug. 11, 2019 with Octo Jazz. 1pm Cain Park. Cleveland Hts., OH
Oct. 26, 2019 with Dane Vannatter. 8pm. at Nighttown. Cleveland Hts., OH (Jazz)
Check the Gig Page for a full list of events!
Ricky Exton: Drummer, recording artist, composer, arranger, and producer, has been active in the music community for over 2 decades. At an early age, Ricky's talents emerged as one of the Cleveland Tri C All Stars. He continued his career in music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where he earned a Baccalaureate in Professional Music. His performance venues include jazz festivals, concerts, television appearances, and private and corporate events. He has performed with Lou Rawls, Wynton Marsalis, Rufus Reid, Terence Blanchard, Ernie Krivda, Cyrus Chestnut, Joanne Brackeen, Kim Nazarian, Dominick Farinacci, and international guitar virtuoso Neil Zaza. In addition, Ricky is an active session musician recording in studios from the east coast to the west coast.