By Marva Sneed
I had the pleasure of interviewing Randy Corinthian. Randy has been an active musician for over 20 years. As CEO of RC music group, Randy holds degrees from Florida A&M University and Florida State University. He’s performed alongside many notables including Rhonda Rawls and Rodney Kendrick, Gerald Albright, Bobby Caldwell, Ellis Marsalis, Marilynn Butler and Alex Bugnon. He currently serves as adjunct professor of music at Broward College in Davie Florida and maintains an active schedule, performing a wide variety of musical styles.
He recently performed at the Riverfront Jazz Festival in Dallas, Tx. hosted by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. Randy performed on the main jazz stage with Rhonda Rawls and Rodney Kendrick. A talented, skillful saxophonist, this was Randy‘s first Dallas visit.
Marva Sneed: Randy your bio is beautiful. I can see God‘s hand all over your life and your musical career. How long have you been playing?‘
Randy: I have been playing for about 30 years now. I started when I was very young. I took to it, I was drawn, I was smitten. I started in middle school. I played through Dillard High School and I earned a scholarship to Florida A&M University, performing in the famous “Marching 100” during my entire undergraduate years. I had the opportunity to pursue music at the graduate level for Florida State University. All through those years I played professionally as well, until I finished college. I began to teach and play professionally. Teaching was in the forefront and performance was in the background until maybe about five years ago. I reversed it to a performance and production level which is now the primary bases of my work. I still maintain an education component which I incorporate with the work that I do at the college with those students as well.
Marva Sneed: Randy, you are an educator, producer and musician. What do you enjoy the most? Randy: this is a tough question for me and is going to be difficult to answer for choosing anyone thing because there is much to be enjoyed in each one. But if you force me to pick one I would have to say playing. It all started with playing…. I was at the Riverfront Jazz Fest and I got to hear Randy play; it was awesome. There was so much more in my conversation with Randy Corinthian. Check out Marva With Love for more. Randy’s next engagements are with Rohnda Ross at the City Winery November 5th in Atlanta, GA and November 11th in Washington, DC. Randy Corinthian’s music is available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon and Google play. For shipping visit http://rcmusicgroup.com
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