Ken Rice, Owner, Operator, Teacher & Instrument Repair Man of Temecula’s “Little Shop Of Horns” for the past 19 years, is about to receive another great honor for musical achievement. His 70’s Band “The Fabulous Flippers” will be receiving their 3rd U.S. State Induction into The South Dakota R & R Hall of Fame On April 21st & 22nd, where each of his proud seven band members will be presented with Prominent Plaques, and they will perform a Live R & R Concert for hundreds.
“Music has always been my life” Ken Said & he is also a nightly & well received entertainer. “I don’t know any Saxophone players can sing great too, and play everything from Sinatra to Emenim” said one his many faithful followers. He provides everything musical from his Single to a 6 piece band, and there are NO disappointed clients.
Ken Rice has played his incredible sax and/or sang with select members of the San Diego Symphony, Robert Gordy of Motown, The Stylistics, Little Richard, Poco, Billy Preston, Smoky Robinson, Harry Dean Stanton, Gloria Gaynor, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Depp, Slash, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes live in Berlin, Thelma Houston, Johnny Hodges, Cat Anderson, POCO, Freida Payne, Jay McShan, Marvin Gaye (Golden Hall San Diego 1 year before his passing) The Chi-lites, Barry White in Germany, and more Recently with Virgil Gibson of the Original Platters. There are many photos and awards displayed proudly in his shop.
Volunteering for many fund raisers in his community, in 2014, and again in 2016 he was presented with THE PRESIDENT’S “CALL TO SERVICE AWARD”, plus 2 letters of Congratulations signed by The President of The United States, displayed proudly in his shop as well as many Photos not to be missed. Although Sax is his most loved instrument, he plays clarinet, trumpet, piano, & guitar.
On March 3rd many of his friends are having a “Surprise” 6pm FREE Concert/Dance at THE CANYON LAKE COUNTRY CLUB, (open to the public) to help raise the funds for him to make this incredible Journey into his past, which will become yet another future memory.
It seems “Music” will always be his life. See his site at www.kenricemusic.com to learn about him, his distinguished U.S. military service & listen to his music. Or just give him a call at (951) 694-5554.