Steve Rice is a versatile composer, keyboardist and accordionist based in Philadelphia. He records and writes with several outstanding ensembles including "Rouge" (French Cabaret), "Big Squeezy" (Zydeco), “Troy Kline” (Retro Vegas Lounge), and the Steve Rice Quintet (original Jazz). Steve's interests include Jazz, Classical, World, Traditional Ethnic, and Electronic music, as well SFX. He has a Film Scoring degree from Berklee College of Music, where he received the prestigious Oscar Peterson Award. Steve also tours part-time as pianist for the Harry James Orchestra.
To add authenticity to certain projects, Steve Rice is the go-to guy. The sound of an accordion can add instant cultural recognition and support to your TV, Film, or Documentary production. The quirky accordian has been out of the mainstream long enough that its creative use can add a surprisingly fresh twist to your soundtrack. Exoticism, eerieness, haunting beauty, and cultural reference can be your sonic fabric with the right accordion track.
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TV credits: Better Call Saul (AMC), The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Webcast), Dance Moms (Lifetime), Dish Nation (FOX), Girl Code (MTV), Hart Of Dixie (CW), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Longmire (A&E), Marido En Alquiler (Telemundo), Marilyn Denis Show (CTV), Revenge (ABC), Sanjay And Craig (Nickelodeon), Sing Your Face Off (ABC), Smash (NBC), Sons of Anarchy (FX), Superbowl 2013 (CBS), Steve Harvey Show, The Mindy Project (FOX), The Voice (NBC), 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family)
Films: Sparkle, Identity Thief, Ambrosia
Advertising: JoS A Bank (2015), Fiat (2015), Cityzen by Azin, Moods Condoms (International)
This song flatters a handsome gentleman irresistibly. A made up word highlights this retro Tin Pan Alley /Broadway style swing classic. Clever suggestive jazz vocals that drip with vampy fun and sass, Female Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret
Classic sounding torch song about the mystery of falling in love. Think "Ella Fitzgerald sings the Cole Porter songook". Great romantic vocal feature with classic jazz atmosphere. Starts rubato with piano and vocal. Band enters gently at 1:06. Brushes, sophisticated swinging. Real instruments. Female Vocals, Jazz, Neo-Lounge Vocals
Sultry and mellow, this gentle jazzy bossa-nova tells a tale of heartbreak again and again. Resigned but sexy, we can't totally believe that she's "through with deja-blue at last". Super sexy source music, as a feature or background. Classic upscale jazz vibe. Swanky nightclub or restaurant. Female Vocals, Jazz, Neo-Lounge Vocals
I'm gonna go down swingin'. This jazz vocal burner has tons of attitude, presence, moxie and swing. Great for theme support of triumph over adversity, marching to your own drummer. Great vocals and a hot rhythm section. Classic retro jazz energy, rat pack swagger. Sports and jazz analogies. Female Vocals, Jazz, Neo-Lounge Vocals
A famous Hymn written in 1862 by Rev. Joseph A Gilmore and composed in 1864 by William B Bradbury. Lyric themes include guidance, trust, comfort, faith, belief. This piano / vocal duet would make a good background or foreground track for a church service, Christian wedding, memorial service, funeral, Female Vocals, Spiritual, Christian Hymns
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