Rich Armstrong is the most in-demand multi-instrumentalist and outstanding musician in the Bay Area. We regret to inform you that he passed away today.
How Did Rich Armstrong Die?
According to a Facebook post published by Lydia Pense & Cold Blood band Rich Armstrong cold blood band member, a multi-talented person passed away unexpectedly. The post reads,
We are heartbroken to share the news that our trumpet player Rich Armstrong passed away today. We are all in shock. Rich was an incredibly talented musician and a great friend. Our hearts go out to his family.
Who is Rich Armstrong?
Rich Armstrong is the most popular multi-instrumentalist in the Bay Area, jumping between guitar, trumpet, percussion, and vocals with ease.
With Josh Groban, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Lyrics Born, Train, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Thomas Dolby, and Boz Scaggs, among others, he has performed, toured, and recorded throughout his illustrious career.
He has also shared the stage with Petula Clarke, Train, Spoon, and Jody Watley. Rich spent 15 years as the musical director and longtime band member of the now-famous yet incredibly brilliant Michelle Shocked, touring virtually every state and continent with her.
Rich is a consistent and valuable contributor to SF's renowned Jazz Mafia and the bandleader of the 415s, the city's most popular dance band (the415s.com).
Armstrong has also recorded frequently with renowned producer Narada Michael Walden (Mariah/Whitney) and has collaborated on a couple of albums with jazz vocalist Roberta Donnay.
He is putting the finishing touches on his own full-length album to show off his songwriting skills.
Also, he is a founding member of the Crossroads Live Music Experience, which for the past five years has presented top-tier live concert music to Burning Man.
Rich is the music director at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and also takes music education extremely seriously.
Also, he spends a lot of time encouraging young people to participate in music, and he views the success of his grassroots initiatives as his proudest accomplishment.
He recently composed original music for the independent movie “Frank's Last Job” and made a significant contribution to the critically acclaimed independent short “Rollercoaster.”
Moreover, he also wrote the horns, strings, and boy's choir parts for the Christmas in San Francisco Amazon Movies Broadcast by the band train.
Rich Armstrong Cause of Death
So far no official cause of death has been made public. According to multiple online reports, cold blood Multi-instrumentalist Rich Armstrong passed away today unexpectedly.
Ngnews247.com have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Rich Armstrong cause of death will be added soon.