Don Randi

Don was raised in NY’s Catskill Mountains, and took classical piano lessons for 13 years. In 1954, after his dad passed away, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles

He began his professional keyboard career in 1956, and while he would play a lot of pop and pock piano in the future, his main interest was jazz and he was mostly influenced by jazz greats like Horace Silver

He was an original member of Phil Spector’s Wall Of Sound, and the first hit he played on was “He’s A Rebel” by The Crystals in 1962.

Don was an integral part of The Wrecking Crew, the elite studio players who dominated the L.A.session work during the 1960’s and says he was on over 300 hit records as a keyboardist

He was touring member of Nancy Sinatras’ band for many years (as well as playing on her hit “These Boots Are Made For Walking”

He opened The Baked Potato, a favorite jazz club in North Hollywood in 1970

Randi’s autobiography was published in 2015, entitled “You’ve Heard These Hands”

Don in his natural setting – a jazz band