Rick Berry

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    The More, The Merrier

    [Locals Only] For Marcia Ford, it don't mean a thing if you ain't got an 18-piece band

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Eight Questions with Rick Berry

    ​Rick Berry's a lot of things. Some of these things include jazz trumpeter (currently in the Hollywood Canteen Swing Band), political candidate (he ran for Long Beach city council) and gardener (he's got a killer backyard garden). But to the rest of the world, he's got a new title that is pretty d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2009

    Last Friday: Delta Nove in Long Beach

    Last Friday I wrote something about Long Beach's Delta Nove playing a free show that evening. Well, allergies nearly prevented me from not attending, but the thought of disappointing you, the loyal Heard Mentality reader, forced me out of the apartment for this here report.I got to the show around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Swingin' Fundraiser

    Just got this email from a guy named Rick Berry. Unless you are Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man," you probably don't remember, but I wrote about him a while ago when he was playing trumpet in a group called the Jazz Rx.The band isn't performing anymore and with all this free time, Berry has decided to r ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 8, 2007


    "Go ahead and gloat."

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Locals Only

    Room for Improv Men: Jazz RX rejuvenate the legacy