Biography

Ottawa based woodwind artist, Richard Page has become a sought-after performer and educator for all levels. His unique sound and approach to the baritone saxophone has been featured on many recordings and he is an in-demand sideman in the Ottawa-area.

Richard has performed, and recorded with with many award-winning artists, including Jerry Granelli, Robben Ford, Bob Lanzetti, Hilario Duran, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Nimmons, Roddy Ellias, Petr Cancura, and many others. Most recently, he recorded on Roddy Ellias' new recording, Not This Room, featuring Kellylee Evans, and included Marc Copland. 

In addition to his own projects, Richard performs regularly with the Prime Rib Big Band, Sly High - A Tribute To Sly & The Family StoneERU-ERARenée Landry, and The Rock Steadies.

Richard's woodwinds have been featured on television on commercials, TV shows and movies, and can be heard on the Kidscreen award winning (Emmy and Canadian Screen Award nominated) Sesame Workshop/Nelvana cartoon, Esme and Roy.

Richard's musical education was developed through a combination of his studies at Mohawk College (2005-2007) and many performing opportunities in his early career. He was a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band (2004-2008) and in 2007 travelled to Europe, performing at the Montreux and Vienne jazz festivals. Through his involvement in the HASJB and he was awarded the Noreen and Phil Nimmons Scholarship from the Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Jazz (2005 and 2007). Richard has studied with many renowned Canadian musicians, such as Kirk MacDonald, Petr Cancura, and spent several years studying with world-renowned woodwind artist, Tim Price.

Richard is a proud endorser of Gonzalez ReedsKey Leaves, and DeQuelery Windinstruments woodwind products.