Mellon Jazz Festival June 15, 2002 posted 10/23/16

I had the honor of playing the last Pittsburgh Mellon Jazz festival in 2002 opening for Dr. John.  The year before, Pittsburgh-based Mellon Bank had sold it's retail banking operation and this was the last year they would underwrite events…Read more

CDs available

Currently the Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs is available as a digital download through CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and here at Mark Perna Music.  It is available for purchase as a CD only through CD Baby and here…Read more

It's HERE!!!

Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs is now available both CD and as a download!  Available at CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes or click on "MPM Store" right here on this very website and we here at Mark Perna…Read more

Reviews!!! 10/17/16

Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Loves Songs have garnered two reviews so far.  

The first is from the Midwest Record Entertainment Reviews, News and Views  10/15/16 

RICHIE COLE/Plays Ballads & Love Songs: A session that happened by happenstance, most…

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Downbeat magazine 9/28/16

I was just notified that our new album, Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs is going to be reviewed in the January issue of Downbeat magazine!  Woo-hoo!  I'll post the review when it's published.

Recording Update posted August 30, 2016

We are just about done with the album cover for Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs.  It should be going to Disc Makers in short order.  I'll post the artwork here as soon as we have everything finalized.  The…Read more