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Richard White

About Richard White

A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, Richard White studied classical piano from age seven to seventeen. While growing up in a family of vocalists, including his mother and father and various other family members, he was introduced to jazz by his father and uncle before high school. In high school, he was fortunate to play with various bands including the Honors Music Jazz Band and the Jazz Edge Big Band of Saint Louis. Also in high school, he was the pianist for the All District and All State Jazz Bands for three years in a row.


He has performed at Herman’s Jazz Club in Victoria, BC, with vocalist Kim Pacheco. He has also performed with his wife pianist, organist and vocalist Jessica Minahan White. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina and performs around town with various musicians including the 17 South Band and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Most recently he performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra featuring vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Hall. Currently he can be heard weekly at the Charleston Grill.

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