R ich  R egent

Clarinetist - Wisconsin

Music

CBS 58 News - Southridge People enjoy hearing the clarinet music of Rich Regent. A mix of improvising skills and entrancing harmony which combine to energize jazz, tangos, Polkas, dazzle Dixieland, play danceable waltzes or create emotional blues.

Rich is known for his beautiful tone, whether he is working with Dixieland bands, performing show tunes in a pit orchestra, or entertaining as a soloist expressing and embellishing songs of faith in a church.

You can regularly hear his music when he performs in a theatrical orchestra, jazz ensemble, pop bands, and even when he frequently sits-in at a variety of music venues.

Check out some of these photos, look for the clarinetist.

Rich may be performing, rehearsing or practicing with his clarinet somewhere right now at dinners, dances, parties and events. Please hire the Rich Regent in a musical group.


Milwaukee Public Market Various Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Enjoy a variety of music performed by Rich Regent, versatile jazz clarinetist. Free admission. Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee, phone 414-336-1111.


Rich Regent and John DudzikRich Regent Band - The Clarinet and Accordion Guys, Rich Regent, clarinetist, and John Dudzik, accordionist, have been Wisconsin musicians since they were teenagers. They first met each other to provide music for a wedding reception in 2005, then went their separate ways to perform music in their own musical groups.

In 2015 they got re-acquainted to perform a Polka Mass at a church. One of the tunes they arranged for that Service was Just A Closer Walk With Thee, in Polka style!

They can handle most requests, educational and theme music programs, entertainment and background music for nearly any event, wedding reception, even a Polka Mass. Add a percussionist for a trio. Within your budget, while exceeding your expectations.

Please hire this duet for your next event. Rich Regent and John Dudzik.


Moose Lodge #49 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 to 10 p.m. - Moose Lodge 49, 5476 S. 13th St., Milwaukee. Food and beverages. The areas best accordionists, the band and Rich Regent, play Polkas, jazz, and popular tunes. Dancing, free. Info 414-281-4444.


Dixie Doodlers - Click for Larger Photograph Dixie Doodlers - As clarinetist with the Dixie Doodlers since 2002, Rich Regent is featured on their two CDs "Per Your Request" and "The Dixie Doodlers Go Touring." Here are a few unmixed samples made while recording the CDs.

  • Dixie Doodler Per Your Request CDKansas City Kitty, Walter Donaldson - 1929 in G. Popularized by Rudy Vallee. Some sections have six or seven sharps for trumpets and clarinet. Andy and Gary take dueling solos on trumpets. Time 4 minutes (MP3, 5.6 Megabytes).
  • Mahogany Hall Stomp, Spencer Williams - 1929 in Eb. Named for Madam Lulu White's "Mahogany Hall," one of the finest bordellos in Storyville. Time 4 minutes and 23 seconds (MP3, 6.2 Megabytes).
  • New Orleans Shuffle, Whitmore - 1920s in Ab. Recorded by Bob Wilber's Wildcats 1948 and the Titan Hot Five 1996. (MP3, 5.0 Megabytes)
  • Dixie Doodlers Go Touring CDSan, McPhail and Michels - 1920 in F. Time 4 minutes, 25 seconds (MP3, 4.1 Megabytes)
  • Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down, Howard Quicksell and Ray Lodwig - 1927 in Bb. Quicksell was banjoist with Jean Goldkette Orchestra, Beiderbecke, Trumbauer, etc. Also wrote Sorry. Lodwig played trumpet on some of Bix's sessions c. 1930, such as I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure. Recorded by Bix Beiderbecke 1927, Pee Wee Russell, Gene Krupa 1938, Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (Sy Oliver arr.) 1934, etc. (MP3, 5.0 Megabytes)
  • Take Your Tomorrow, J. C. Johnson and Andy Razaf - 1928 in F. Recorded by Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra (Bix, Lang, Bargy, etc. Vocal: Trumbauer and possibly Austin Young) 1928. (MP3, 6.1 Megabytes)


Granville Center Band with percussion, banjo, accordion and clarinet. Now plays at the Elk's Club.

Experience

Rich Regent
  • Adoration Lutheran Church since 1974
  • Al's Happy Notes, 2000-2008
  • Bay Player's Orchestra (4 rehearsals and 8 programs each)
    • Into The Woods, Sep-Oct, 2007 (5 programs)
    • Gypsy, Sep-Oct, 2004
    • Sound of Music, Sep-Oct, 2002
  • Bethel Church Orchestra Orchestra, 1998 - 2012
  • Carroll College Orchestra, 3 years (Director's Award, 1999)
  • Concord Chamber Orchestra (Substitute)
  • Cudahy Civic Band, 3 years
  • Dixie Doodlers, since 2002
  • Falls Patio Player's Orchestra (4 rehearsals and 8 programs each)
    • 9 to 5 The Musical, Apr, 2013 (6 programs)
    • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Apr, 2012 (6 programs)
    • Annie, Apr-May, 2011 (6 programs)
    • Oliver, Apr-May, 2010 (6 programs)
    • Grease, Apr-May, 2009 (6 programs)
    • Pajama Game, Apr, 2008
    • The Sound of Music, Apr, 2007
    • Fiddler On The Roof, Apr-May, 2006
    • The Music Man, Apr-May, 2005
    • Cinderella, Apr-May, 2004
  • First Congregational Church Orchestra, 3 years
  • Four Fun Fellows, 2003-2010
  • K-Town Dixie Ramblers, 2013
  • Medio Arte Woodwind Ensemble, 1999-2001
  • Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, 7 years
  • Milwaukee All City Band, 2 years
  • Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia, 2 years
  • Philharmonia Racine, 5 years
  • Pulaski High School Band and Marching Band (Milwaukee), 3 years
  • South Milwaukee Municipal Band, 4 years
  • University Community Orchestra
  • Walker Junior High School Band (Milwaukee), 3 years
  • Walker Junior High School Orchestra (Milwaukee), 3 years
Rich has a Master of Science degree in Physics, is a licensed Wisconsin Professional Engineer and is webmaster for Wisconsin Musical Groups.

Training and Classes

Julie DeRoche and Rich Regent
  • Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinetist, New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
  • Julie DeRoche, clarinetist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
  • Eddie Daniels, World Class clarinet virtuoso.
  • Greg Smith, clarinetist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
  • Dr. Arthur Campbell, clarinetist Canada.
  • Berkeley Fudge, saxophonist, Milwaukee, 32 lessons.
  • Chris Zello, clarinetist, Milwaukee.
  • Tom Ridenouer, clarinet expert, Leblanc Corp.
  • Elizabeth Duquesnoy, Julliard School of Music piano graduate, 5 years.
  • Phil Kammerer, Sr., music teacher, private lessons, 6 years

Venues

  1. Adoration Lutheran Church - Greenfield
  2. Ale House 2.0 - Fond du Lac
  3. Alioto's
  4. Allenton Parade
  5. Alverno College
  6. Amelia's
  7. American Legion Post 27 - South Milwaukee
  8. Bartlett's
  9. Bavarian Inn
  10. Big Head Brewing Co. - Wauwatosa
  11. Bix Fest
  12. Blue Mound Country Club
  13. Bourbon Suburban
  14. Brew Town Pub and Grill - South Milwaukee
  15. Broadway Theatre
  16. Brookfield 4th of July Parade
  17. Brookfield Assembly of God
  18. Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee 2009
  19. Brynwood Country Club
  20. Cardinal Stritch University
  21. Carl's Banquet Hall - Greendale
  22. Carroll College
  23. Carthage College Siebert Chapel
  24. Cedarburg Cultural Center
  25. ChocolateFest (Veterans Memorial Day Parade) - Burlington
  26. Christina's Family Restaurant
  27. Christmas Fantasy House
  28. Churches
  29. Coliseum Bar Madison
  30. Cotton Exchange
  31. Country Inn Hotel and Conference Center
  32. Country Springs Hotel
  33. Cousin's Center
  34. Cudahy Farmer's Market
  35. Cudahy 4th of July Parade
  36. Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14 Kenosha
  37. Delafield Homecoming Parade
  38. Derry Hegarty's
  39. Dousman Parade
  40. Eagle Kettle Moraine Parade
  41. East Troy Thursday Nights on the Square
  42. Elk's Club
  43. Elm Grove Women's Club
  44. Escuela Vieau School - Milwaukee
  45. Evinrude Picnic - Kletzsch Park
  46. Expo Center Baseball All Stars
  47. Faith Community Church
  48. Franklin Band Shell
  49. Gene's Catering - Franksville
  50. Germantown Senior Picnic
  51. Grafton Area Live Arts
  52. Grand Geneva Resort (formerly Playboy Club) - Lake Geneva
  53. Granville Center
  54. Greenfield City Hall Health Fair
  55. Greenfield Community Center Health Fair
  56. Greenfield Farmer's Market
  57. Greenfield Historical Society
  58. Greenfield Public Library
  59. Greendale Gazebo
  60. Grove Restaurant
  61. Hart Park Building
  62. Hiawatha Bar & Grill - Sturtevant
  63. HillCrest Deli & Grille
  64. Hilton Hotel Crystal Room Milwaukee
  65. Ho Chunk Casino - WI Dells
  66. Holiday Inn Holidome - Fond du Lac
  67. Hyatt Regency Hotel
  68. Indian Hill Club - Winnetka, IL
  69. Iroquois Jazz Boat 2010
  70. Italian Community Center
  71. Jackson Park Farmer's Market - Milwaukee
  72. Jackson Strawberry Festival
  73. Kemper Center Chapel
  74. Kettle Moraine Days
  75. Kmart
  76. Krejci-Braun-Meier VFW Post 7485
  77. Lions Legend Park - Franklin
  78. Legacy Fine Dining
  79. LX Club
  80. Masonic Palmer Lodge
  81. Mayfair Mall Food Court and Stage
  82. Mendota Civic Center
  83. Menomonee Falls Junior High School
  84. Mequon/Theinsville Family Fun Parade
  85. Meyer's Restaurant
  86. Midwest Express Center
  1. Milwaukee Art Museum Calatrava
  2. Milwaukee Auditorium
  3. Milwaukee Catholic Home
  4. Milwaukee County Zoo - Mayor Tom Barrett's Picnic and Spooktacular
  5. Milwaukee Public Market (Monthly since 2006)
  6. Mitchell Park Conservatory (Domes)
  7. Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall
  8. Moose Lodge No. 49
  9. Mount Mary College
  10. Mukwonago Summerfeste 2009
  11. Muskego Christmas Parade
  12. MuskegoFest Parade
  13. Mykonos Restaurant
  14. Neighbor's Bistro - Waukesha
  15. New Berlin 4th of July Parade
  16. Oconomowoc Golf Club Restaurant
  17. Organ Piper Pizza Restaurant
  18. Original Coffee - Brookfield
  19. Pabst Brewery Hall - Milwaukee
  20. Packing House
  21. Pam's Fine Wine - Mukwonago
  22. Papa's Social Club
  23. Park View Middle School
  24. Performing Arts Center - Bradley Pavilion
  25. Phoenix Park Bandshell - Delavan
  26. Pick'n Save
  27. Plankinton Mall
  28. The Plattduetsche - Hartland
  29. Polish Community Center - Franklin
  30. Polishfest
  31. Port Washington Fish Day
  32. Potawatomi Casino - Milwaukee
  33. Potawatomi Casino Firepit Side Bar
  34. Pro Health Care Park - New Berlin
  35. Pulaski Inn - Cudahy
  36. Quarry Lake Park Beer Garden - Racine
  37. Racine Knights of Columbus Hall
  38. Racine Marriott
  39. R & B Stagecoach Inn - Muskego
  40. Red Mill West
  41. Redeemer Church (Wisconsin Avenue)
  42. Roccos
  43. Root River Center - Franklin
  44. San Camillo
  45. Sandra's On The Park - Hales Corners
  46. Serb Hall
  47. Sheridan's
  48. Silver Spring Country Club - Menomonee Falls
  49. South Milwaukee Heritage Days
  50. South Milwaukee Indoor Farmer's Market
  51. South Milwaukee Outdoor Farmer's Market
  52. Southridge Mall
  53. Southwoods of Cudahy
  54. Sprecher Traveling Beer Gardens
  55. St. Josaphat
  56. Steinway Pianos
  57. Stoughton Opera House
  58. Summerfest - Harley Davidson 110th
  59. Tavern on the Green
  60. Three Cellars
  61. Thunder Bay Grille - Pewaukee
  62. Tower Restaurant
  63. Trimborn Farms
  64. Tripoli Shrine Temple
  65. Tuckaway Country Club Columns
  66. Turner Hall Ballroom
  67. University Club - Milwaukee
  68. Venice Club - Brookfield
  69. VonTrier
  70. Vretenar Memorial Park Band Shell - St. Francis
  71. Walker's Maple Grove
  72. Waukesha Court House
  73. WE Energies Milwaukee
  74. Whitefish Bay Women's Club
  75. Windham Garden Inn - Fitchburg
  76. Wisconsin State Fair
  77. WLIP-AM 1050 - Kenosha
  78. Woman's Club of Wisconsin
  79. Zablocki Library

Heard by Prominent People

  • New Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor's Annual Picnic and Birthday Party at the Zoo on August 24, 2019, and Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
  • Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor's Annual Picnic at the Zoo September 9, 2018, also visiting were Governor Elect Tony Evers, Lt. Governor Elect Mandela Barnes, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Randy Bryce.
  • Bernie Sanders, past Presidential Candidate, heard me performing at the Milwaukee Public Market, Palm Restaurant, while he enjoyed a milk shake on February 24, 2018.
  • Erik Brooks, Mayor of South Milwaukee, enjoyed listening to a few hours of my music at the Milwaukee Public Market on November 19, 2016.
  • John McGivern, host of PBS TV show Around the Corner, and Portia Young of WISN-TV, at Turner Ballroom Talent Stage on March 1, 2016.
  • Kyle Cherek, host of PBS TV show Foodie at the Milwaukee Public Market on November 21, 2015.
  • Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor's Annual Picnic at the Zoo on September 16, 2017, August 27, 2016, August 29, 2015, and September 7, 2013.
  • Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor's Annual Picnic at the Zoo on August 23, 2014, and Mary Burke, governor candidate; Joel McNally, InterCHANGE Public TV; Susan Happ, and many prominent public dignataries.
  • Dave Ament, Mayor of New Berlin, at Steeple View on July 9, 2013.
  • Faithe Colas, Milwaukee County Salvation Army Director, on Black Friday, 2012, at Southridge; then hired to play at Holiday Mixer December 11, 2012, in the Bradley Pavilion.
  • Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal photographer on Black Friday, 2012, at Southridge. Here is a photograph she took.
  • Britni McDonald, CBS 58 News Team at Southridge Black Friday, November 25, 2011, says "You are really talented."
  • Lori Minetti, television personality from Lottery Megabucks and Builder's Showcase at Southridge Paint the Mall Pink October 20, 2012; Mom's Nite Out May 10, 2012, May 5, 2011, May 6, 2010; and Black Friday November 25, 2011.
  • Bishop Jeff Barrow, Lutheran Bishop for 157 southeast Wisconsin congregations, for 25-year ordination service, April 3, 2011.
  • Gordon Hinkley, WTMJ radio personality at Village at Manor Park, July 9, 2008, and September 21, 2009.
  • Tom Peppins, TV6 Milwaukee personality, at Brookfield Parade, July 4, 2008.
  • Scott Walker, Milwaukee County Executive, at Milwaukee's Granville Center, October 11, 2007.
  • Jim Burkee and Jeff Walz on August 19, 2007, for the political congressional rally at American Legion in Cedarburg televised on TV 6 and 58.
  • Beverly Taylor, TV6 Milwaukee personality, at Brookfield Parade, July 4, 2007.
  • The Honorable Judge Barbara Kluka, Wedding ceremony at Kemper Center Chapel, May 26, 2007.
  • Jim Doyle, Wisconsin Governor, and Thomas Zepecki, South Milwaukee Mayor, at South Milwaukee Heritage Days Spaghetti Dinner for 1,300 people on July 26, 2006.
  • Charles Benson, TV4 Milwaukee news anchorman, Spellbound for Literacy, October 19, 2006.
  • Brad Hicks, TV6 Milwaukee personality, at Brookfield Parade, July 4, 2006.
  • Frank Zeidler, past Milwaukee Mayor, at Redeemer Church upon his receiving the Wittenburg Award, February 19, 2006.
  • Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor, St. Vincent Pallotti Picnic, June 5, 2005.
  • Sr. Mary Lea Schneider, President Cardinal Stritch University, Spellbound for Literacy, October 19, 2006.
  • Dr. Hermann Viets, President Milwaukee School of Engineering, Spellbound for Literacy, October 19, 2006.
  • Arch Bishop Timothy Dolan, Milwaukee, dedication at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, January 18, 2003.
  • Bob Donovan, Alderman of Milwaukee.

 
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