Saxophone, jazz ensembles, improvisation, composition
Richard Gardzina received his bachelor's degree in music composition from North Texas State University and his master's in music composition from the University of New Hampshire, with further study at the Berklee College of Music. He is a producer, recording engineer, and owner of Sound Experience recording studio. and has composed works for various film companies in Los Angeles and New York, as well as for New York City choreographer Dianne Eno, the New Hampshire Theater Project, the Pontine Movement Theatre, Arthur Hall Dance Company, and the New Hampshire Dance Alliance. Gardzina has composed and produced more than 125 songs for children, and composed and produced 50 Songs for Social Dance. He has recorded three CDs of original jazz compositions. He has more than 40 years of performing experience in New Hampshire, Texas, and Los Angeles.