Richie Cole (born February 29, 1948) is an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer and arranger born in Trenton, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Ewing High School, in Ewing Township, New Jersey.
He started on alto saxophone when he was ten, encouraged by his father who owned a jazz club in New Jersey. Winning a scholarship, he attended Berklee College of Music for two years before beginning his professional career. He is widely known for his creative jazz/bebop style of play.