t.o.b.e.: ric’key pageot – the other black experience
January 27, 2010
Cirque du Soleil’s youngest musical director now touring with major artists.
Ric’key Pageot is a pianist, keyboardist, producer, composer, arranger, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, from a musical family of Haitian descent. His life is an inspiring example of how far hard work can take you.
As a child, his parents noticed his interest for the piano and initiated him to private lessons in classical music. By the age of twelve, he was performing with his family in festivals around Canada.
After intensively studying music in high school and college, Ric’key continued his education at the highly respected music faculty of McGill University where he received scholarships to pursue his studies.
In 1997, he founded his own band, Jazzma. He went on to play with numerous artists in Montreal and around the world. From 2005 to 2007, Ric’key worked with the legendary Cirque du Soleil, becoming their youngest musical director ever and touring the world’s biggest arenas.
He is currently part of Madonna’s band, playing keyboards, piano and accordion on her world tour.
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