From humble beginnings, Rico has grown to become a leader in single reed manufacturing. With the recent acquisition of Rico by D'Addario & Co. Rico is further strengthening its position as the leader in woodwind reeds and accessories. At its San Fernando Valley facility, Rico has a state-of-the-art reed research center, and employs the collaboration of agronomists, scientists, and musicians to produce top-quality reeds that include Grand Concert Select clarinet. Rico reeds are designed to benefit all levels of musicians from the beginner to the seasoned professional. Many of the world's finest clarinetists and saxophonists use Rico brand reeds, such as Michael Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Chris Potter, Benny Golson, Ernie Watts, Bob Sheppard, Michel Arrignon, Walter Boeykens, Ricardo Morales, Seiji Yokokawa, and many more.