rich falco director of jazz studies







Jazz Festivals


Rich has produced and presented over 60 internationally acclaimed artists on the WPI campus for clinics, workshops and concerts, including such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, Clark Terry, Sun Ra, Cyrus Chestnut, Gary Burton, Makoto Ozone, Marcus Roberts, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Steve Kuhn and guitarists such as Larry Coryell, Mark Whitfield, John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner, Emily Remler, Mick Goodrick and Joe Pass.
He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Jazz Worcester Music Festival and a past president of the Jazz Worcester Society and founder and director of the "Jazz in Our Midst" series. With his WPI students, he has hosted the Jazz Combo/ Jazz Choir Festival of the International Association for Jazz Education for more than 10 years.