Cowboy Bebop Concert Personnel: Ricardo Wilkins

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Percussionist Ricardo Wilkins will join the big band for the Cowboy Bebop jazz tribute concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Withrow High School! 

Originally from Panama, Ricardo and his family moved to Cincinnati when he was 7 years old. He taught himself to play bongos when asked to be part of a church function, which is when he realized he had a gift for music. Ricardo later moved on to congas, and other percussion instruments, influenced by musicians such as Mongo Santa Marie, Santana and Wes Montgomery. He eventually formed his own band, Solid State, before moving to Los Angeles. He played with the likes of Norman Connors, Wayne Henderson and the Crusaders, The Isley Brothers, Barry White, Diana Ross and more.

Can’t wait to hear Ricardo swing!

Don’t forget to purchase your concerts tickets at http://321letsjam.eventzilla.net/ 

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