rich falco director of jazz studies



Boots Musulli Jazz Educator of the Year Award

IAJE Lifetime Achievement Award
International Association for Jazz Education

Berklee College of Music Announcement of IAJE Award

Jazz At Sunset Festival Award

Jazz Worcester Festival Award

WPI 1879 Award. Faculty Advisor

Worcester Magazine "Best Jazz Guitarist"

Turtle Boy Awards "Best Jazz Act"

New England Jazz Alliance College of Voters









Awards and Accolades


In 1989, he was the recipient of the Henry "Boots" Mussulli Jazz Educator of the Year award. He was the 2004 recipient of the Jazz at Sunset Festival Award for “creative jazz performances of consistent excellence, artistic integrity, and the generous sharing of knowledge and understanding of music”.
In April, 2006 Falco became the twelfth recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Jazz Education.
He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among American Teachers.