Rick Tolbert, attended West Virginia University, and studied
trombone with Richard Powell, (Professor at West Virginia
University) and Donald Reinhardt (Private Instructor Philadelphia
PA). He has gigged in and around West Virginia, Pennsylvania,
Maryland and Virginia, then in 1985 joined a US Air Force band in
During his tenure in the Air Force band he travelled the west
coast performing public military performances while stationed at
Travis AFB. Rick was a featured on many of the Air Force band
recordings and has also recorded or performed with Napa Symphony,
Solano Symphony, Brasa, Toni Tennille, Bob Hope, Eddie Albert, Doc
Severinsen, Bill Watrous, Phil Wilson, Natalie Cole, Patti
Labelle, The Temptations, the Ojay's, and the Billie Browning Big
Band, The Ron Cunha Big Band and the Sweet Lipzz Big Band.
Currently Rick is touring with America's Got Talent winner
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.