In 1984, Richard started doing concerts to benefit local and national charities. He has performed in more than forty live concerts at El Camino College, The Norris Theatre, the Hermosa Civic Center, and the James Armstrong Theatre. The concerts have raised over $250,000 for the Association for Retarded Citizens, The American Cancer Society, The 20-30 Club of Torrance, Kiwanis International, and Seaside Church and the Xerox Community Involvement Program.
Over the years, Richard has been joined in these concerts by many talented and experienced musicians. Richard is pictured at right with Jack Bone, bass and Jay Burrid, drums.
The Richard Sherman Trio 27th Concert for the benefit of Seaside Community Church of Torrance was a great success, raising over $10,000. The concert proceeds will benefit 1736 House, Bread for the World, Community’s Child (local family services agency), Habitat for Humanity, and many other worthy causes.
Richard is an expert pianist and composer and attracts the highest caliber musicians to join him. He was joined by Adam Cohen, a stand-up acoustic bass player, John Stuart, percussionist, and two vocalists, Maria Jacobs and three time Grammy award winner Bili Redd.