Rick Maltese of Toronto - /// also /// SPEAKER ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Have great melodies, can reinterpret songs and introduce fresh insights. I have an appreciation of American Song tradition I have been influenced by jazz, blues, Rhythm and Blues and pop and the styles of Bill Evans, Ray Charles and Nat King Cole. I also sing/compose and am a songwriter. Can provide electric digital piano some one man band arrangements that are danceable. I am willing to travel if flight and accommodation are paid for. I am also a professional speaker on the environment.
Price Range: $150 and up
What to Expect
Songs with great melodies, romantic themes, swing and latin dance selections, wide variety, friendly and respectful to clients
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Rick Maltese is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is an accomplished pianist/composer/arranger and among his other skills he has been a college instructor and Web Developer. His music experience has included reaching a high level of classical, jazz, popular music and musical theatre. He has been a long-time coach, accompanist and composer/song-writer. He has played as both accompanist and soloist on the Holland America Cruise Lines (Rotterdam, Ryndam,Westerdam) and Band Leader on Cunard Seabourn Pride. Has also played for singers, ballet schools and has peformed and composed for modern dance companies, comedy troups, composed and acted as musical director and conductor for Musical Theatre and Choir settings.
He was Musical Director at the Royal York Hotel (Pipers) and was in charge of hiring and acted as both the coach and accompanist to the singing waiters and bar staff.
He is active as a recording musician and incorporates his skills as a multimedia artist in his web development projects. He is always busy learning the latest innovations.
He has accompanied operatic performers in classical recitals, played for the National Ballet School, played in jazz and rock bands and was Musical Director for shows like Godspell, I Do I Do, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Sound of Music and Anne of Green Gables.
Past Booked Events
|January 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 20, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 12, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Influences & Inspiration
Bill Evan, Fats Waller, Billy Joel, Ramsey Lewis, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Elton John, Doug Riley, Ennio Morricone, Jimmy Van Heusen, George Gershwin, Jelly Roll Morton, Chopin, Debussy
PIANO MUST BE PROVIDED
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