Rippingtons are an award-winning contemporary jazz group, founded by Russ Freeman in 1987. The band's first album "Moonlighting" was voted the #1 Most Influential Contemporary Jazz Album of all time by Jazziz magazine.
Early personnel included David Benoit, Kenny G, Brandon Fields, and Gregg Karukas. Special guest stars have included Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, Dave Koz, Bob James, Kirk Whalum. The Ripps have been awarded Group Of The Year by the Oasis Awards, both in 2001 and 2002, as well as Achievement In Video, 1999.