Blue Latitude


Randy Rigby & Ed Edwards

Featured on guitars and keyboards, Randy is a studio & touring veteran. He has performed with a long list of artists, including Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), Richie Furay (Poco), as well as jazz artists Abraham Laboriel, Kim Stone (Rippingtons) and many others. Randy is a powerful and innovative soloist, as well as one of the co-founders and principal writers for the band. He was born in Pensacola, Florida and grew up in the Los Angeles recording world before finding his way to Denver, Colorado in the late 80’s.

Ed is the co-founder of BLUE LATITUDE, whose singing and guitar playing has captivated audiences wherever the band performs. Ed hails from Los Angeles, California, where he paid his musical dues playing gigs all over the West Coast, before relocating to Denver, Colorado. Besides the musical and composing skills that he brings to Blue Latitude, Ed also produces, engineers and mixes the band’s recordings. He has been influenced by Pat Metheny, Wes Mongomery, Pat Martino and Jimi Hendrix

The Band


Another studio and touring veteran, Jim flawlessly holds down the band’s funky bottom on fretted and fretless basses. “Fletch” was born and raised in Riverside, Calfornia, relocating to Golden, Colorado in the early 90’s to be a part of Blue Latitude. Jim was influenced heavily by bassist Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power and Weather Report’s, Jaco Pastorius


Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Dean has been playing in front of audiences since he was 14. He is a master of rhythm, whose performing credits include John Tesh and Abraham Laboriel. His musical influences include Tower of Power, Chick Corea & The Yellow Jackets. Dean’s dynamic command of world rhythms & percussion is one of the highlights of every show that the band performs.

PAUL RIGBY / Keyboards, Guitar

Another Colorado native, Paul is a gifted muti-instrumentalist, who plays with soul and experience beyond his years. He is a junior at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch by day and keeps busy at night performing with Blue Latitude, as well as his own band. In addition, he is currently the guitarist with the musical "Robin Hood" at the Pinnacle Theater in Littleton, Colorado.

Paul's rapidly expanding musical vocabulary has come from transcribing songs from a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush & Led Zeppelin.

El Encanto

After producing records and touring with Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Righteous Brother Bill Medley and dozens of other indie & national artists, guitarist/keyboardist Randy Rigby has joined guitarist/vocalist Ed Edwards for a recording with their new band Blue Lattitude.

Their new debut album, El Encanto, finds Edwards & Rigby moving out front with an all-new collection of contemporary & smooth jazz compositions, with funky Latin-tinged rhythms, soulful vocals and dramatic arrangements. Tracks such as the burning title track “El Encanto” and the sultry, “Soul Shadows,” display Ed and Randy’s musical maturity and prove that they have become considerable recording artists of their own.

“With our production company, we’ve been producing and playing on a lot of other people’s records for years,” says Rigby, “so we just wanted to make a recording of a band of our own creation and see the music that we’ve been composing come to life. We’re really hoping for a label to get behind what we’re doing, but the worst-case scenario is that we’ll continue to enjoy playing our own music with a band made up of people that we love dearly.”

Edwards & Rigby’s powerful live performances are complemented by a stellar lineup of musicians, who were previously Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Richie Furay’s touring band. “We originally began performing around LoDo (Denver’s artsy Lower Downtown) simply because we needed a break from the confines of our music production facility”, explains Ed. “Our studio was surrounded by all these great music spots and we started getting requests from some local club owners to bring our band in.”

5 years of performing weekly at Denver’s Sambuca Restaurant, a rare & classy combination of concert venue and restaurant, has created an ever-increasing following for Ed and Randy. The clamoring for a CD of the original material has been ongoing and they have responded with grateful enthusiasm.

“We’ve grown up listening and playing jazz, but we are not purists by any means, because we love the diverse styles of music that have sprung up in America over the past 100 years; jazz, blues, gospel, r&b, folk & country”, Randy preaches. “We like to think that music is ultimately all about the people, who respond to memorable melodies as well as skillful improvisation.”

Where it’s all leading is hard to tell just yet, but Blue Latitude will be hitting the road aggressively in 2007 to promote the new CD. “Our fans in Denver have been so supportive so we’re hoping to find the same favor with audiences in other cities around the US”.

Be sure to catch Blue Latitude at one of their shows as they tour around the US. You won’t be disappointed. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to pick up the CD!