WHEN: Friday July 27th 2012
WHERE: Smashboxx | 7419 E. Indian Plaza Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Join Smashboxx Friday for their Customer Appreciation Night featuring DJ Bizzy from Los Angeles and Rico DeLargo. Open bar from 10pm-11pm.For guest list or bottle service, please contact Michael @ 480.628.0452. 21+Event.
Hosted By // Landau Entertainment | Ray Damper | Sean Land | Ryan McLaughlin | Jon Amaral | Nisa Paris | Chris Cashak Photography
“Music is a tool that can be used to bring people together from all walks of life” and “Even if you don’t speak the same language as someone else, you still hear the same beat!”
Rico DeLargo was born into a musical family in New York City in the early 80’s. His Puertorican parents met on a dance floor and his brother was a trumpet player in military bands for several years. From a young age the family began to instill a variety of musical genres into his beating heart. Salsa music from Puerto Rico could be heard every Saturday as household chores were done and frequent air guitar competitions would take place during the week when his older brother became a slave to the metal craze of the 80’s. Also, with two beautiful, older sisters who loved fashion and pop music, Rico began to appreciate style and dance.
Rico had his first experience with a trumpet before the age of 10 when his brother who lived in Puerto Rico came to visit. His brothers’ tone and skill captured Rico’s attention and it was then that he decided that the trumpet would be his new love. Playing in middle and high school band gave Rico the basics and also gave him the confidence needed to become a soloist. He started to solo with the Gloucester High School band at the tender age of 15 and soon became known for these solos throughout the community.
DeLargo went on to study music at Christopher Newport University where he studied privately with Yamaha trumpeter Bill Brown. It was here that he was taught to improvise and how to professionally interact with the public. Rico also fronted a band during these years that created a hefty following. The band “Legato” featured young, talented instrumentalists and combined rock, reggae, funk and jazz.
After completing his degree and teaching high school for a year, Rico decided to pursue a master’s degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. It was living in South Beach during these years that taught Rico the true meaning of Nightlife, DJs, and exotic women. He was taken under the wings of a large Brazilian crew that taught him that music, dancing, friends and family are the primary reason we live!
DeLargo started performing around South Beach with latin rock band “Feneiva” and also the Argentinean lounge artist Jimena Fama. But it was a chance performance with the super hot Black Eyed Peas that really fueled Rico’s fire. He got the chance to blow a solo with the group at a private party and the experience changed his life.
Since these Miami Sessions, Rico moved to Las Vegas where he worked for an entertainment marketing firm for over a year. After moving to Las Vegas he began playing all over the city and most importantly attained a residency at the renowned Tao Beach. He received a mention in the New York Times for his performances there and this lead to more appearances nationwide.
Rico DeLargo is now appearing in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and other cities for club dates and events such as the Hot Summer Nights at the Playboy Mansion, the Red Bull Air Race in San Diego, The Miami Food and Wine Festival and Kyocera Wireless Party at Tao. He has performed with DJ heavyweights such as DJ Vice, JJ Flores, Charles Feelgood, DJ Irie, Sid Vicious and several others. Keep checking back for schedule updates.