Why hire Rick Maltese?
Rick Maltese of Toronto - Music for all of your Moods
Pianist - Jazz, cocktail, classical, country pop and others.
Arranger, composer, accompanist, vocal coach and piano teacher. How does a composer play? He will be selective of great melodies, reinterpret great songs and introduce fresh insights. I have a great appreciation of American Song tradition and know and love Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and ..., Jimmy Van Heusen, Harry Warren and Hoagy Carmichael but also know Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Leon Russel. I have been influenced by these pianists/song-writers and am a big fan of Bill Evans, Ray Charles and Nat King Cole. I personally can sing but will provide a suitable singer if needed.