Rick Udler has performed and recorded with some of Brazil's finest musicians such as Maria Alvim, Joao Parahyba, Bocato and Toninho Pinheiro. His compositions include collaborations with Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, one of Brazil's most admired and prolific lyricists. He was also the producer of legendary Bossa Nova guitarist Paulinho Nogueira's Reflexoes CD.
Rhythm & Romance, with singer Maria Alvim was awarded "Best Debut Album" in the USA by nationally syndicated radio program, The Sounds of Brazil.
Rick's first entirely instrumental CD, Papaya, has received unanimous praise from the Brazilian and international press. The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar, a DVD lesson taught by Rick was released in the USA and Europe in 2009.
He has been performing with Sampa Blue since 2011 as well as with the Maria Alvim & Rick Udler duo.
In 2013 and 2015, Rick did solo tours of the USA & Canada as well as giving Brazilian Guitar Workshops at American universities such as Georgia State University, McNally Smith College of Music and Bellarmine University.
Currently, Rick has been touring in Brazil, Chile & in the USA. He lives in Sāo Paulo, Brazil and has also resided in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Miami, all of which have left their indelible mark on his music.