"Ricky Ford" is an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

Ford was born in Boston and studied at the New England Conservatory. In 1974 he recorded with Gunther Schuller and then played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra under Mercer Ellington from 1974 to 1976. After this he played with Charles Mingus (1976–77), Dannie Richmond (1978–1981), Lionel Hampton, and then in the Mingus Dynasty (1982). In 1985 he played with Abdullah Ibrahim. He has recorded extensively as a leader for Muse Records/Muse and Candid Records/Candid.

He had taught at Istanbul Bilgi University from 2001 to 2006.

He founded in 2009 the Toucy Jazz Festival in Yonne (France), and invited musicians like Rhoda Scott(2009) and Ravi Coltrane (2011).

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