Keyboards: Dave Richardson
Originally from near Pittsburgh, PA, Dave Richardson has lived in Las Vegas for nineteen years, working as a keyboardist, arranger, and session player. Dave moved here after attending the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance, and his Master’s degree in composition and arranging. Since arriving in Las Vegas, he has performed with David Foster, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Ruben Studdard, Charice, Philip Bailey, Dan Hill, Jackie Evancho, Latin recording artists Lorenzo Antonio and Sparx, jazz saxophonist Rick Margitza, the Clint Holmes show, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, The Producers, The Lion King, and Surf! The Musical . However, Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns will always be his first love and musical home.
Dave’s recording credits with Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns include Santa Fe Live, Let the Healing Begin, and When the Curtain Goes Up, which includes five of his original songs. One of those songs, Si Te Vas, has been recorded by the Tortilla Factory, and has received extensive radio airplay. In addition to these, Dave’s recording credits include A Bailar, with Lorenzo Antonio and Sparx, Burning Organ, with virtuoso rock guitarist Paul Gilbert, and with his partner, Lenny Lopez, Let There Be Peace On Earth, a Christmas CD to benefit victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Currently, Dave is Associate Musical Director with Rock of Ages at the Venetian Las Vegas, as well as continually performing with Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns.