b. 23 January 1967, London, England. Rickenberg began playing double bass in 1977 and four years later joined the Essex Youth Orchestra, and in 1985 became a member of the Essex Youth Jazz Band. After attending a post-graduate jazz course at Guildhall School of Music in 1989/90, he worked steadily with many bands covering a wide stylistic range. Similarly eclectic are Rickenberg’s musical influences, which include jazz musicians Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery, George Mraz, and Wayne Shorter, and he was also influenced by singers Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé. Among artists and bands with whom he has worked and often recorded are Blue Harlem, Celene (Celene), Kelvin Christiane, jazz dancer Will Gaines, K-Groove, Sandra Lawrence (Noiresque), the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Mark Murphy, Richard Niles, Caroline Nin (La Vie En Rose), Spike Robinson (Young Lions Old Tigers), Root Position (One For The Road), and Anthony Walters (Lucky To Be Me). Since 1998, Rickenberg has been bass player and arranger for Sheena Davis, to whom he is married, and has appeared on all her albums.
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