Rick Montalbano Sr. - piano/organ

Rick Montalbano Sr.

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Rick Montalbano, pianist, organist, composer and arranger, started his career in the early 1960’s and has performed with a long list of jazz greats including Doc Cheatum, Chuck Mangione, Jaco Pastorius, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Nick Brignola, Jane Monheit, Joe Lovano, Joe Magnarelli, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Barbara Morrison, Tom “Bones’ Malone, Randy Brecker, Grady Tate, Eric Alexander, Don Menza, Louis Bellson, Ed Shaughnessy,  Don Alias, Dave Liebman, Jimmy Heath, Bob Mintzer, Aretha FranklinJack Palmer, Dolores Mancuso, Sammy Mancuso, Sal Amico, JR Montrose, Nick Brignola, Sal Nistico, Jimmy Wormworth, Chick Esposito, Tina Brooks, Frank Sinatra Jr, Anne Murray, Aretha Franklin, Wayne Newton, Smokey Robinson, Steve Lawrence, Bobby Vinton and Joe Piscopo. 

Rick served as pianist/conductor for singer Lou Rawls in the early 70s. He currently plays solo piano at The Savoy in Rome, NY.  He also contracts bands and performs for the Showroom at the Turning Stone Casino.

In addition to operating the Music Factory recording studio,  Rick teaches jazz piano at Colgate University, Hamilton College & Syracuse University and is the assistant director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra. 

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