Guitarist for Mr. Buddy Guy

If there were a Lexicon of Chicago Working Musicians, Ric Jaz’s photo would be included right along side the entry: ‘Working Musician’. Born in the Windy City, he truly is a prime example of the best of Chicago musicians; possessing the talent and mastery over his instrument, the guitar as well as audience-pleasing performing capabilities expected of a seasoned professional musician.

Ric has played with Soul, R&B, Jazz and Blues bands in Chicago, nationally and internationally, serving as rhythm section leader for the The Dells – legendary band from Harvey, Illinos. In June 2004 Ric took on the duties of rhythm guitar player in the Buddy Guy Band, where he is gaining a quiet but loyal following and greater national exposure on tour with Mr. Guy.

Ric also operates a small independent recording studio, recording and producing local artists in addition to his own projects.To not include Ric Jaz in your listing would be a terrible omission – he serves as good will ambassador for the Chicago Music scene while away from his home city and as a local attraction when he is in town playing with Buddy Guy, Linsey Alexander, Joe Bar and Jimmy Tillman.