Dr. Dieter Wolfgang Rice is an educator, performer, and scholar.  He has performed with Michael Feinstein, Joe Lovano, John Fedchock, DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Dave Frishberg, Ellen Rowe, and Hal Galper.  He has won accolades from Down Beat and Saxophone Today magazines.  His works for saxophone quintet have been performed internationally including a concert at the Selmer Showroom in Paris, France where owner Jerome Selmer was in attendance.  His arrangement of "Some Skunk Funk" for saxophone quintet featured Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin at the Jazz Education Network performance in 2013.