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Steve Rice Accordion Player from Philadelphia, PA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 67 Reviews
  • 105 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 9 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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Steve Rice is a versatile, talented, professional and personable accordionist/pianist available for a wide variety of events. NOW BASED IN PHILADELPHIA! Steve is a perfect choice to add an elegant international atmosphere to your event. What flavor are you looking to add to your party? -- French Cafe' Accordion? -- Romantic Italian Background? -- German Biergarden Polkas? -- Swinging Gypsy Jazz? -- Klezmer, Horas and Israeli Dances? -- Latin American Bossa Nova and Tango? - Steve has recording and performance experience in all of these and more. Steve is rated Gigmasters #1 accordionist in North America for the fourth year in a row! Please check his client feedback to see referrals from many satisfied gigmasters customers. Do you need a bigger band? Steve works regularly with top instrumentalists and vocalists and can expand his group to a duo, trio or nearly any size or instrumentation that your event requires. Steve is also an award winning Jazz Pianist with many years of wedding and background experience. He is available to play your piano on-site, or provide his own high quality electric keyboard. Or consider expanding to a jazz duo, trio, quartet or more. Do you want to mix and match styles or instruments? No Problem! Different is good! Call to discuss your special needs! Credits: ---PIANO:--- SOLO PIANO - Solo Pianist for 4 years at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. Hundreds of satisfied clients at Weddings and Corporate events. Steve tours internationally part time as Pianist with the famous "Harry James Orchestra" under the direction of Fred Radke. Steve was winner of the "Oscar Peterson Award" at Berklee College of Music. PIANO/GROUP - Steve leads several groups from the piano/keyboard including: THE STEVE RICE TRIO, a trio dedicated to the art of piano jazz, a popular choice for corporate receptions and private parties. RITMO SOL, a salsa/latin small combo. THE STEVE RICE SWINGTETTE, a versatile and creative swing/ballroom dance ensemble. SINATRA STYLE SWING - Steve is a key member of 2 Sinatra style swing bands in the Pacific NW: Half-Pack Live, a high energy Rat-pack revue, and Tony LaStella and the Goombas, a versatile, touring Italian-American show band. Please check related GigMasters press kits. ---ACCORDION:--- STROLLING ACCORDION AND VIOLIN - Steve's strolling duo "The Neapolitones" is perfect for indoor and outdoor events. The duo draws on the wide variety of styles and material below: FRENCH - Steve is currently a member of the popular French Cabaret Ensemble "ROUGE". He also appears as a solo accordionist at fine French Restaurants including "Maximilien" and "Cafe Campagne". Steve has appeared in concert and on record with notable French performers including Patrick Desaunay and Jean Jacques Perrey. ITALIAN - Steve is touring pianist/accordionist with "Tony LaStella and the Goombas" and is featured accordionist on the "Italian in 10 Minutes a Day" audio CD set. JEWISH/KLEZMER - Former touring member of "The Mazeltones" and the "Od Yishama Orchestra". Steve's newest Klezmer band Simchatonics is now booking events. GERMAN/POLKA - Solo accordion, or as a band "Polka Madness". Numerous performances including "Prost", "Irish Oktoberfest" at Fado', corporate Oktoberfest performances for Microsoft, Virginia Mason and many retirement home dates throughout the year. MEXICAN/LATIN - Steve appears with the "Bolero Brothers" at "Mr. Villa's Mexican Restaurant" with music including Mexican Polkas, Tangos, Romantic Boleros. Steve co-leads "Los Todos", a duo with Juan Barco, a nationally renowned Tejano guitarist, vocalist and Bajo Sexto master. SALSA - Steve is pianist and director of Orquesta Camaleon, specializing in Salsa, Cuban Social Club and Latin music. Vocalist Elsie Cortes specializes in Cuban and Puerto Rican social club music and classic ballads and boleros. Steve was a touring pianist with the hit latin ensemble "Bochinche". SWING - Steve has toured as pianist with the HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA and the JIMMY DORSEY BAND, Steve fronts a versatile swing dance group, THE STEVE RICE SWINGTETTE ZYDECO/CAJUN - Steve is front man for "Big Squeezy", an energetic and fun-loving Zydeco/Rockin' Accordion Band - featured at the 2006 "Taste of Edmonds", 2007 "Louiefest" 2008 "Louisianathon", 2009 "Westport Blues Festival" and zydeco dances throughout the Northwest. COMPOSITION - Steve is available for custom composition projects and has a great library of original tracks available for your media project. Steve's original compositions have been heard on popular shows including: Sons of Anarchy, The Big Bang Theory, Smash, Revenge, How I Met Your Mother and more.


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Review by Kimberly K.

ConcertReviewed on February 15, 2024From Newark, DE

Steve Rice graced our Valentine's Day event with an enchanting performance that left a lasting impression. His mastery of the accordion transported us on a romantic journey through not just love songs but some original pieces as well. Steve's skillful and heartfelt delivery brought each melody to life, captivating the audience with every note. Accompanied by the talented violist Renee Warnick, their collaboration added depth and richness to the performance. Without a doubt, Steve Rice's exceptional talent and mesmerizing performance made our event truly unforgettable. We will be looking for him for future events.

Review by Steven M.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on August 26, 2013From Smithville, NJ

Steve was professional, polite, accommodating, and was loved by everybody at the cocktail hour for my daughter's wedding.

Review by Mike P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on April 22, 2013From Washington, DC

Steve was great and melded the evening perfectly serenading the guests and playing with charm and bursting with talent! Highly recommended. Cheers Steve.

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  • La Boheme | French Top 10 Charles Aznavour
  • La Mer | French Top 10 Charles Trenet
  • La Vie En Rose | French Top 10 Edith Piaf
  • Nuages | French Top 10 Django Reinhardt
  • No Regrets | French Top 10 Edith Piaf
  • Padam | French Top 10 Edith Piaf
  • Sous Le Ciel De Paris | French Top 10 Edith Piaf
  • Un Homme Et Une Femme | French Top 10 Francis Lai
  • Indifference | French Top 10 Tony Murena
  • Valse d'Amelie | French Top 10 Yann Tiersen
  • Chicken Dance | German Top 10
  • Happy Wanderer | German Top 10
  • Edelweiss | German Top 10
  • Barbara Polka | German Top 10
  • Danke Schoen | German Top 10
  • In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrau Haus | German Top 10
  • In Heaven There is No Beer | German Top 10
  • Pennsylvania Polka | German Top 10
  • Beer Barrel Polka | German Top 10 Frankie Yankovic
  • Clarinet Polka | German Top 10 Lawrence Welk
  • Mattinata | Italian Top 10
  • Mambo Italiano | Italian Top 10
  • Eh Cumpari | Italian Top 10
  • Volare | Italian Top 10
  • Oh Sole Mio | Italian Top 10
  • Speak Softly Love | Italian Top 10
  • Funiculi Funicula | Italian Top 10
  • Oh Marie | Italian Top 10
  • Malafemmena | Italian Top 10
  • Con Te Partiro | Italian Top 10 / Andrea Bocelli
  • It's Only A Paper Moon | Swing Top 10
  • Stompin' At The Savoy | Swing Top 10
  • Satin Doll | Swing Top 10
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me | Swing Top 10
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Swing Top 10
  • Summer Wind | Swing Top 10
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Swing Top 10
  • Old Devil Moon | Swing Top 10
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Swing Top 10 Frank Sinatra
  • It Had To Be You | Swing Top 10 Harry Connick Jr.
  • Tulpen Aus Amsterdam | world - Dutch
  • Miserlou | world - Greek
  • Yoshki Yoshki | world - Klezmer
  • Sabor A Mi | world - Latin
  • De Que Manera Te Olvido | world - Latin
  • Javano, Jovanke | world - Macedonian
  • Las Perlas | world - Mariachi
  • Cielo Rojo | world - Mexican
  • Balen I Karlstad | world - Norwegian
  • Los Bilbilicos | world - Sephardic

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Past Events

February 14, 2024 • Concert
Wed7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newark, DE
October 2, 2021 • Oktoberfest Party
Sat4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Warminster, PA
September 30, 2021 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Thu3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Radnor, PA
May 8, 2021 • Private Party
Sat12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Pitman, NJ
May 25, 2020 • Holiday Party
Mon10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Downingtown, PA
October 13, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Clifton, NJ
September 29, 2019 • Wedding
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
March 31, 2019 • Concert
Sun2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Wilmington, DE
January 15, 2019 • Anniversary Party
Tue1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Morrisville, PA
June 15, 2018 • Rehearsal Dinner
Fri6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Chadds Ford, PA
May 12, 2018 • Bridal Shower
Sat2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wilmington, DE

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