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Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Drums, Fiddle, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone.

ABOUT

Art has had six tracks air nationally on The Weather Channel’s “Local On The Eights” segment. Since 2010, his music is heard in public gathering places throughout the U.S. via Mood Media. He works with a variety of publishers including Supermax Music, Platinum Music of Great Britain, The Music Library, Triple Scoop Music, Licensejazz and has worldwide digital distribution of his 2008 Smooth Jazz release, “At The End Of The Day." The CD can be heard regularly on the Uptown Jazz Network, Key of Gee Jazz Break, Baile Dos Bombeiros (Portugal), The Que 98.2 FM, All That Jazz, Radio Aria (France) and other contemporary jazz stations, as well as Pandora and Sirius XM.

“All Is Well” was Art’s 2003 release with wife, Nancy, featuring Contemporary Christian compositions. They perform jazz standards regularly as a duo at various venues, as well as worship services and concerts at local churches.

At age eighteen, Art Ruprecht took up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since. Hailing from St. Louis, MO, his varied influences range from Ricky Scaggs to George Benson. When area band leaders are looking for a versatile player, they are apt to call on Art to meet their need.

Benefiting greatly from Berklee School of Music courses as a teenager, Art increased in technical knowledge while drums remained his primary instrument. The result of a love affair with bluegrass yielded his meteoric development on the violin, mandolin and banjo, and later the guitar, which would serve him well over the years to come. Warming up for the likes of Pure Prairie League, Earl Scruggs and Vassar Clements with bluegrass group, The Harvest Band, Art moved into other styles, especially the jazz/R&B genre working for 40 West, Encore Entertainment, Galaxy, Phoenix Entertainment, Rhythm Of The Night and the Art & Nancy Duo, as well as many others primarily based in the Midwest region of the United States.

Screen name:
art1143043
Member since:
Jul 26 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

George Benson, Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton, Stephane Grappelli, Vassar Clements

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Mandolin:
Expert
Fiddle:
Expert
Banjo:
Advanced