Born in NYC, Richie Morales is a versatile player who has performed and recorded with a wide range of contemporary artists such as The Brecker Brothers, Spyro Gyra, Grover Washington Jr., Michael Franks, Al DiMeola, , Dianne Reeves, guitarist Mike Stern saxophonist Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon , George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra, Gato Barbieri, Dave Valentin, Ray Barretto, and Herbie Mann.He also leads his own group performing a mixture of Jazz standards and original music.

Richie has been a member of the jazz faculty at Purchase College Conservatory of Music SUNY since 2000. He has also taught at the Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program.
Richie Endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Aquarian drumheads.