Creating beautiful professional recordings depends on connecting to a song at a soul level, and merge their talent with that of the other musicians. This sensitivity is what defines Rick Endel’s keyboard ability.
Originally from El Dorado, Arkansas, Rick is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. Rick is a past president of the Arkansas International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE), a member of the Arkansas School Band and Orchestral Association (ASBOA), and a member of Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmaster’s Fraternity. Rick serves as a clinician, adjudicator, and artist throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma in concert and jazz bands.
Rick is married to Dr. Karen Endel, a retired professional band director and current principal of Butterfield Trail Middle School in Van Buren, Arkansas. Rick and Karen have two children, Dr. Kim Endel, a band director at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Kathryn Endel, a resident of Los Angeles.