Errol Rackipov

About the Artist

Jazz vibraphonist, marimbist, and composer Errol Rackipov holds a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and a Master's degree from the University of Miami. While in Berklee, he studied with the great vibraphonists Gary Burton and Ed Saindon. 

Along with his bands "Dream Hunter" and "Groove Culture" Errol Rackipov has performed throughout Europe and the United States with such greats like Terence Blanchard, Bob Moses, Herb Pomeroy, Marc Eagan, Kenny Werner, Ratzo Harris, and Paquito D'Rivera.

He has been working as a professional musician, composer and producer in various styles of music from Jazz to R&B and has participated in numerous projects throughout the world. He is also principal percussionist with "Miami Symphony Orchestra" and performed as a percussionist with "The Symphony of the Americas", "New World Symphony", "Boca Pops", "Sunshine Pops", "Palm Beach Pops" and many other Florida orchestras. 

In 1996 his tune "Pictures from a train window" from the same title album won the "Jazziz" magazine "Percussionist on fire" competition. 

Errol Rackipov's compositions, arrangements and transcriptions are published by King Rak Music (BMI). 

Currently Errol Rackipov is a professor at Florida International University, Florida Memorial University and Broward College. 

In addition to his performing career Errol Rackipov works as a writer and records for his music production company. 

Errol Rackipov's publishing company has published many compositions for percussion instruments.