Adjunct Faculty, Music Technology, Division of Jazz and Commercial Music
Rick Keller earned his B.A. Studio Music and Jazz Saxophone performance degree from the University of Miami 1983. Rick relocated to Munich, Germany upon completion of his degree to play professionally across Europe. Rick also recorded extensively for film, radio, and television with pop music artists. for TV shows, and played and/or recorded with Harold Faltermeyer, Burt Bacharach, Billy Cobham, Joe Sample, Bill Bruford, Jon Lord, Damien Carter, and Milk and Sugar.
Multi-media platforms and music creation technology have always been an additional passion for Rick. Vital technological development offered new possibilities to create and communicate in the digital age. Macro Media Academy for New Media in Munich hired Rick to teach desktop Video editing, digital audio recording technology, Flash, Pro Tools and graphics for web. Rick began composing and using first-generation recording products and gained insight and experience for his productions and collaboration with others using a variety of multi-media.
In 2001 Rick relocated to Los Angeles, where he performed, composed, produced, recorded and provided web design/development services, staying up to date with the newest web innovations.
Las Vegas has been Rick’s home since 2016, as he performs at home and internationally with today’s top artists; such as Lady Gaga, Jon Secada, PBS' “A Capitol Fourth”, Royal Albert Hall, the Latin Grammy’s, the London Symphony, the BBC Orchestra, Radio City, the Nashville Symphony, and Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns. UNLV Music technology and the Division of Jazz and Commercial programs engage Rick for his dedicated educator skills and experience.