Born in San Diego, saxophonist Tyler Richardson attended San Diego State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone Performance in 2006. In 2008, Tyler completed his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University. Tyler has studied with saxophonists: Lee Elderton, Jay Easton, Douglas Masek, Todd Rewoldt, John Rekevics and Christopher Hollyday.
Tyler has been performing professionally throughout San Diego for 10 years. He has performed in several different Big Bands with renowned artists: Eric Marienthal, Bernie Dresel, Gilbert Castellanos and Charles McPherson. Tyler has worked with the San Diego Musical Theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre, and Moonlight Stage Productions performing in several musicals at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista and the Lyceum in Downtown San Diego. Tyler has performed in the musicals: “Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Show,” “Cabaret,” “Dream Girls,” “American Rhythm,” “Annie” and “Guys and Dolls.” Tyler currently performs with the Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine and the Jazz Project Big Band. Along with performing Tyler maintains a private teaching studio for students of saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano.