Richard Pfenninger

Professor of Music; Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Music Technology

BM, Eastman School of Music; MM, University of Michigan School of Music; DMA, Temple University

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“… tranquility, friendship, a sense of wonder” that is how Jazz Improv magazine describes the music of Rik Pfenninger. “Pfenninger can play a familiar melody in a beautifully simple way and then turn around and rip through an elaborate improvisation. This is a completely enjoyable experience.” –Jam Music Magazine.

Dr. Rik Pfenninger holds degrees from Eastman School of Music, The University of Michigan, and Temple University. Rik’s music can be heard on the Weather Channel, the Warner Bros. Network’s “Survival of the Rich and Famous’, MobyGames “Sniper, The Art of Victory”, “ All Star Poker I and II”, The TLC Network, PBS network’s “The Difference Between Right and Wrong”, commercials for Xerox, Ski New Hampshire and WMUR TV, the WMUR New Hampshire Chronicle, and various indie films including “ My Secret Season” and “Distance Makes”. Rik’s ten solo jazz recordings can be heard on Apple i-tunes. Including recordings on MusicMine Records, and “The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas” by the Universal Music Group.

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