Rick Lett spent 10 years with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, one year with the Taipei City Orchestra (Taiwan) and four years with the NewWest Brass, touring Western Canada, recording for CBC national broadcasts, playing numerous school and Arts Council Concerts, and receiving a Canada Council grant for the recording of a number of Canadian compositions for brass quintet.
He has taught for the University of Saskatchewan Music Department and as a public school band director for many years. Some of his students have performed with the National Youth Orchestra, some are now band directors and university professors of music, some are professional players in orchestral or jazz settings, and many are simply still enjoying the music.
He performed, recorded, and taught jazz guitar and bass for over 30 years. He has studied guitar at the University of Saskatchewan, at various jazz workshops, and through the Berklee School of Music. He is in demand as a clinician and performer, and frequently records for music and film projects, as well as performing in standard jazz venues and in house bands for Broadway style musicals, variety shows, and talent competitions, which showcase a wide variety of styles besides jazz.
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