United States of America
Kansas City, Missouri is where Logan Richardson grew up, saxophone in hand, as he hung out in the historic 18th and Vine district.
Though only in thrust of being a saxophone technician by two years, at age of 16 Logan had become skilled in both classical and improvised music, with opportunities coming from The Kansas City Symphony and performing with Jimmy Heath. At 19 Logan hit the Berklee College of Music, in Massachusetts, and his horizons began to expand.
At 21 Logan continued on his path, after receiving a full scholarship to study at The New School University in New York City. Logan arrived in his new home of Downtown Manhattan at the end of August 2001, two weeks prior to the 9/11 attacks on New York City. He continued to live in New York City for the next 10 years during and following the attacks.
Work came quickly, with recording dates and touring gigs with Nasheet Waits, Stefon Harris, Greg Tardy, Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Jason Moran, Butch Morris, NEXT Collective, Michelle Rosewoman, Gerald Clayton, World Saxophone Quartet and more; all while developing his own band and recording his debut, Cerebral Flow (2006) and sophomore ETHOS (2008) albums.
In 2011 Logan relocated in Spain, for nine months, and then Paris, France where he lived for five and a half years. His third album, SHIFT, reflected on these changes in life. SHIFT is Logan’s Blue Note Records debut major label release which was released to worldwide acclaim in 2015.
Logan Richardson returned to Kansas City, Missouri for his fourth studio album, PEOPLE. Taking in the world experience, the LIFE experience, and the current state of humanity on the planet earth, Logan debuted the project in March of 2018 on NPR’s Tiny Desk, recorded in Omaha and mixed in KC. The album features local musicians Ryan Lee (drums), DeAndre Manning (bass), Justus West (guitar) and the Berlin based Ukrainian guitar player Igor Osypov.
In December of 2019, Richardson launched WAX Industry an imprint where he exclusively records his projects for.
Logan released his fifth studio album on the WAX Industry imprint, in 2020. The title of this album is AFROFUTURISM.
AFROFUTURISM speaks to the times. It is an anthem of what has always been in regards to the resilience of the people of the sun, Black People, and everyone that is coming from the African diaspora. Richardson continues down the highway of sci-fi-esq – soundtrack – with the full narration from the alto horn in front, leading the charge.
On this project Richardson wrote all of the music, played most of all of the synths, and other keyboards, and engineered the recording process.
In addition to creating and owning his own Record Label, and Distribution Hub, Logan has created an app company by the name of Culture Folk.
The application has been published as of June 2020 in the Apple, and Android Application stores, and is fully active on the market. As Richardson would say “I thought that I was making a place for the cultural arts to live online, instead I realized that I was creating a tech Company”.
To date, Logan has been featured on over fifty different recordings as a leader and supporting artist.