R ich  R egent

Clarinetist - Wisconsin


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.

New 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.


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
  • Bix Fest
  • 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


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

Heard by Prominent People

  • Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor's Annual Picnic at the Zoo on 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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