Born in Mariveles, Bataan. At an early age, Jerome was nurtured with keen sense of music and pursues it to the best of his abilities. To further improve playing the guitar, he took up Classical Guitar in University of the Philippines.
He is one of the guitarists around the Metro who never uses a pick. He depends on his five little fingers to create good music and make it more interesting. He tried playing the guitar with a pick but it is an utter failure.
This vast of numerous pieces of music translates into easy accessibility to numerous bands and groups. He had played alongside
U-Turn, Luke Mejares, Kyla, , Paolo Santos, Nyoy Volante, Nina and Sitti to name a few. Together with Acoustic Dream, their song So Real was included in a widely distributed acoustic compilation album NESCAFE DE-WIRED from Vicor Music Corporation, aside from that he was given a chance to perform a solo spot live at the major concert of Nina at Araneta Coliseum and recently he was the featured artist in the album of Sitti ( Café Bossa ) which he played a song with Sitti called One Note Samba , He also done a music video with Sitti as one of the guest artist, in the song para sa akin of sittis carrier single in her album.
With his experience in the said album, this further cement Jeromes decision to fulfill his one and only dream of performing all his musical ideas and be able to record them all in one album.. And that dream was happened already he actually record variety of songs which interprets his passion in music, his album is called JEROME RICO GUITAR SHOP under Warner Music Philippines. It composes of 18 tracks of cover songs.. And finally made his solo music video that includes in his album Caught up in a Rapture and Englishman in new York.
*2007 Awit Awards Best Instrumental Performance
His repertoire varies from genre to genre, Standards, Classics, Acid Jazz, R&B / Soul and Pop which most of them falls under Pop Jazz.
Counting among his influences are Tuck and Patti, George Benson, Dave Koz, Kenny G, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Tommy Emmanuel, Stevie Wonder, Bill Evans and the late Chet Arkins.
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