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Kaleb Ritchie

Commercial Bass

Phone
(901) 678-2541
Office
MU G3C
Office Hours
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Biography

Kaleb Ritchie was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and began playing Double Bass at a young age. Being classically trained, he began playing Jazz Bass late in his high school career. This led to his attendance at the University of Memphis. Graduating in 2018 with a degree in Jazz Studio and Performance in Bass, he then returned to the University of Memphis to complete his master's in jazz studies in 2020.

Professionally, Kaleb has been a teaching privately for over 6 years, teaching both classical and jazz students. He has played in a large number of varied ensembles, including groups such as The Platters, The Coasters, and the Drifters. He is an active member of the musical area in Memphis and is a full member of the Delta Symphony Orchestra in Jonesboro.

Kaleb currently works as the Adjunct Commercial Music Bass Professor and the Assistant Facilities Manager at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music at The University of Memphis.