Rick Swann (born 10 October 1989) is a Northern Irish trumpet player. Born in Coleraine, his professional career began playing with numerous Jazz groups in Northern Ireland before appearing at high-profile events such as Cork Jazz Festival, City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival & performing in venues including London's Royal Albert Hall & Belfast's Odyssey Arena whilst still in his early teens.
As a session musician, Swann has recorded with many international artists including Rend Collective Experiment, Tim Hughes, Joanne Hogg & Belfast Community Gospel Choir. In addition to session recording, Swann performs a number of high-profile residencies in Irish venues including El Divino, (Belfast), The Albany, (Belfast) Filthy McNasty's (Belfast) & The Wright Venue (Dublin).
Swann is also the founder of Belfast Jazz/Blues Jam Session, a weekly jam session which was created to provide opportunity for both professional & amateur musicians in Northern Ireland. Furthermore, Swann performs & produces theatre productions throughout the year recently having showcased the life of Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald in critically acclaimed shows to capacity audiences.