Richie "Nuzz" Nuzzolese (born January 22, 1990) is a Pop & R&B singer and recording artist. He is also a classically trained jazz musician. Richie was born in Manhasset, NY and raised on the North Shore of Long Island in the beautiful town of Upper Brookville. Although music has always been a part of his life, Richie’s road to stardom began as a fashion model. After attending Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Richie moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and modeling. He has been featured in national publications such as Cosmopolitan, Men’s Exercise, Exercise for Men Only, Rich Yung, and more as one of the nations most-requested fitness models. An appearance in 2011 Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" music video put the artist on the map, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans. A year later, Britney Spears, took Katy Perry’s star male model to feature him in her “Work Bitch” music video.
However, despite his success as a model and actor, Richie's heart was constantly pulled back to music. He has been passionately playing the trombone since the age of 9 and has a classical upbringing, having spent several years playing in orchestras and symphonic bands. Even during his modeling career, Richie continued to work on his music craft, creating numerous music video covers as well as writing original masterpieces.
Richie "Nuzz" Nuzzolese is a Pop & R&B singer and recording artist. He is also a classically trained jazz musician. This 27-year-old classical music prodigy made a splash in Atlanta’s pop and R&B music scene taking home the 2014 ONE MusicFest “People’s Choice” award, which earned the artist an opportunity to perform in front of 25,000 fans alongside Kendrick Lamar, NAS, Redman & Method Man, and others.
Richie Nuzz later on performed for the Post LA SPARKS WNBA game at the LA Staples Center demonstrating his talents on both coasts. He was also awarded Peoples Choice of the One Music Fest 2015 opening for artist such as Ryan Leslie, Wale, ASAP Rocky, Janelle Monet. Along with releasing his hit single "Live It Up" that debuted on the radio along with Sirius xm "Dirty POP Radio" with Lance bass.
His newest single "3 Days" recently shot and directed by the independent superstar, showcased his jazzy pop style for the perfect setting in NEW ORLEANS.