Rich Moore is an active and in demand freelance saxophone player and educator.
As a performer, Rich has been on stage and recorded with many of Chicago’s finest musicians in notable venues. Versatility and adaptability have given him the tools necessary to make music in a variety of genres. While his main focus is Jazz, his passion branches into Classical, Latin, Funk, Rock, Pop, Caribbean and R&B.
As an educator, Rich has given guidance to many successful young musicians. His students have earned top rankings at state high school competitions and festivals, won top chairs in college ensembles and have achieved success as professionals. His considerable teaching experience includes private lessons in saxophone, clarinet and flute, saxophone master classes, improvisation master classes, jazz ensemble clinics, guest artist appearances, and ensemble coaching. In addition to teaching saxophone at Northern Illinois University, Rich is instructor of clarinet at Moraine Valley Community College, and has private lesson studios in a couple of acclaimed suburban school districts.
Rich holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Saxophone Performance, with an emphasis in Jazz Studies) and a Master of Music degree (Clarinet Performance) from Northern Illinois University.