Ken Rice has received 2 Presidential Citations for his extensive musical career. He is also the owner of “The Little Shop of Horns” in Temecula. Music has been in his life since age 14, winning all musical competitions he had entered and forming his first band at age 16. He has not only mastered the art of sax playing , his vocals are equal to any past or current recording artist
His U.S Army Service consisted of four years, entertaining the the troops around the world, He played with all the “greats” like Gloria Gaynor, Ella Fitzgerald, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Chi-lites with Barry White, are just a few. He received his first Presidential Citation in 1974
His 16 year “day gig” The Little Shop of Horns” allows him to teach the young and old. “Every lesson teaches me even more,” said Rice. His Repairs and sales are guaranteed. Thompson Middle School was the first to buy one of his newly added Grand Pianos. He is now giving piano lessons as well as sax & vocals lessons.
If you stop by his quaint shop you can see his 2nd Presidential Citation “Call to service award” and a signed letter of Appreciation from President Obama for his community service.
Ken has his own style, sound, and strangely enough a “humble” presence on stage. You will hear everything From Frank Sinatra to Emenim. When asked what he likes to play most his reply was “What the audience and venue wants, but playing and singing originals is my favorite.”
From his single to a seven piece band, he performs in local venues & clubs, concert halls, country clubs, fairs and private parties. He has monthly and weekly gigs at Vail Ranch Steak House, Menifee Lakes Country Club, Canyon Lake Country Club, Curry’s Wine tasting Room, Baily’s for Hot Summer Nights, and many local and “On the Road” events.
“Whether it’s the big sound of Open Road, or a solo saxophone for background mood music, Ken hits it all giving the audience and his fans a memorable performance,” Melody Brunsting.
Tom Plant says, “Ken Rice is a consummate artist, adept at every music genre from The Rat Pack to 80’s rock. He knows how to “work a room” and draws the audience into every note he plays!”
“Ken has a magical gift of music that appeals to all ages no matter what genre of music he’s playing.” Kat Ellis, Executive Producer Chords and Vines Radio Show.
The good musicians he knows in the audience are always invited to join him. Ironically, his extensive website does not have any overdubbed or professionally created videos. They are “live” performances so that what he does is seen exactly as it happened. Visit www.kenricemusic.com .or call (951) 694 5554.