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Dick Mackey

Dick MackeyColumbus native Dick Mackey has been singing the American popular songs he loves for many years. Dick brings a wealth of experience and joy to every song he sings, whether as a featured vocalist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra or the New Remnants Dance Orchestra. Paraphrasing scat singer Leo Watson, “It’s the tune that counts,” says Dick. In an ongoing collaboration with pianist Mark Flugge, Dick has recorded four CDs; the most recent of which, Pretty Girl, was featured on the CD101 radio show “Invisible Hits.” His group, Dick Mackey with the Mark Flugge Trio, has been an extremely welcome addition to night club, concert and festival stages throughout central Ohio and beyond. Mackey’s musical artistry was featured in the September 2002 issue of Columbus Monthly magazine, in which writer T.C. Brown referred to Dick’s onstage persona as “an engine of lightness and energy.” Energy, indeed, is what Dick brings to his passionate crusade to increase awareness of American popular song. As Dick says, “A smile and a song will see you through.”