Richie Love

Plays All Saxophones, Alto, Tenor, Soprano, Baritone, Flute and Most Instruments. Composer, Arranger, Producer, Vocalist, Teacher and Mentor. CEO of SAXWORLD PRODUCTIONS, since 1985. First Record Release 1987. Love’s a gifted saxophonist/vocalist and innovative virtuoso music artist. He was nurtured deep in the genre roots of “Jazz”, “Blues”, “Rhythm and blues”, and “Funk” The youngest son of world-renowned saxophonist PRESTON LOVE, who Performed with such greats from Count Basie and Billie Holiday, to Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5, He was MOTOWN’S  First West Coast Orchestra Leader/Contractor in the 60’s.

So Richie’s no stranger to the music business. He began Playing Sax at Age 6 and has performed on hundreds of  Live Venues, CD’s, T.V. and Radio Broadcasts. He has worked, Recorded with, headlined for and studied under a legendary group of musicians and songwriters such as Johnny Otis, Buddy Miles, Andre Lewis(Mandré), Norman Connors, Barbara Morrison, Shuggie Otis(Strawberry Letter 23), Angela Bofill, Billy Preston, Rickey Minor, Lester Abrams(Minute by Minute), Curly Martin, Reg Alexander(Reggie Vision), Bluesman-Ray Bailey, Billy Nunn, Stemsy Hunter, Lalomie Washburn, Lois McMorris(Lady Mac), Charles Williams, Jeannie Holliday and Preston Love to name a few.

His Band The Love Connection has been rocking audiences for over 35 Years From L.A. to the Midwest and now on the East Coast. They’ve been featured on Documentaries, Headlined countless Jazz and Blues Festivals, including the Omaha Jazz and Blues Festival (3 Years), Carson California Jazz Festival (2 Years), Ameristar Casino (3 Years) and co-star Mississippi Valley Blues festival (1999). Headlining with Wayman Tisdale, Chaka Khan, Alex Bugnon, Hank Crawford, Les McCann, Marion Meadows, Joe McBrideBuddy Miles and Preston Love and more. 

“1985” Created Saxworld Productions in Los Angeles to mentor young people in music and produce talented Artists in California through Nebraska. In “1987” Released the Hit Singles “Fed Up” and “Wish I Had a Dime”, Saxworld’s First Lp Release In Which Love Composed, Produced, Arranged and Performed Both Songs. “Fed UP” introduced the company’s phenomenal 14 year old Compton rapper Damon Mckell aka Dizmo/Dismost. Released on Olive Branch Records the Label of Legendary Saxophonist Stemsy Hunter.”1993” co-Produced the Loves of Omaha Release with Father Preston and brother, Their First Family Release. Four Mentoring Grants for the Nebraska Arts Council through “1999“.  “2001” Richie Love Volume I, CD release and featured on a host of other Releases. “2011” the Digital Release of ” REFLECTIONS” the Hot Saxy instrumental Single. “2012” 01/12/12 VOLUME I “REMASTERED” the re-release of the Classic Collection of Love’s original composition, with performances by Preston Love, Buddy Miles and more. You Listen, You Love.! “2013“–“2018” Performing, teaching/mentoring and recording on the East Coast.

“2019” the release of Richie Love New Horizons CD, which has been making waves worldwide. New Horizons has been the #1 Album for 4 Years on Last.Fm/BlastFM Global Radio and Streaming Platforms. He has been #1, Smooth Jazz Artist (3 1/2 Years), Most Requested, R&B Artist and Album there as well.

“2021” Inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall Of Fame.

“2023” on August, 06 2023 Richie Love was signed to the Record Label Major Record Distribution Group with Distribution through Orchard/Sony.

“2024” The First Release on the MRDG label is set for March 22. The Single was Officially accepted by Sony/Orchard Distribution on January 26, 2024

Love’s Sax Performances are featured on over 20 CD Releases, his Youtube Channels include 30 original music videos produced by R.L. and many Live performances. He’s Spreading the Music, Mentoring Young People for over 30 years and emerging steadily toward making his Music History with his One of A Kind Talents. Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Witness this Explosive Musician/Performer.


1987 Fed Up and Wish I had a Dime, LP singles,
2001 Richie Love, Volume I,
2011 Reflections, Digital Single
2012 Richie Love, Volume I “Remastered”, Re-Released,
2019” CD Release Richie Love NEW HORIZONS “Real Music Makes a Comeback”. His first CD featuring Love exclusively on Saxes.

“2024” Come Back first Single Release for MRDG Label. Release date March 22, 2024.

1987 Outstanding Musical Achievements. Raw Talent T.V. program, Los Angeles CA.
1993 Awarded the first of four Music Mentoring Grants from the Nebraska Arts Council.
1994 Love’s band was featured in the Award winning documentary “Street Of Dreams”.

2005 Community Service Award. North Omaha Empowerment Conference.
Love has received Community Service Awards for his work with children in Los Angeles, Compton and Nebraska.  

2021  Love was inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall Of Fame

Richie was mentioned in two international book releasesUpside Your Head by Johnny Otis, A Thousand Honey Creeks Later, by Preston Love Sr.
He was the feature of several news articles for his musical accomplishments, community service and the success of his band. Those articles include an article by Linda Allen for Balance News Los Angeles, Preston Love Sr. for the Omaha Star Newspaper and Matthew Stelly for The Crusader.

Noteworthy Performances Headliner:
(2 years) Carson California Jazz festival (including it’s premiere)
(3 years) Omaha Jazz and Blues Festival (including it’s premiere),
(3 Years) Ameristar Casino,
(4 years) Love’s Jazz & Art Center, 

(3) Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
(co-Headlined with Preston Love) 1999,  
Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles
(Guest Performer of Barbara Morrison) 2018.

Richie Love Saxophonist