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)
A traditional Christmas carol played by a jazz trio. Reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi and Charlie Brown Christmas. This version has a jazzy melancholy flavor. Great for a reflective holiday scene. Piano, upright bass and drums. real instruments. A jazz waltz in 3/4 time. Light feel. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
A solo piano version of the traditional carol "O Little Town Of Bethlehem". Gentle background piano with sophisticated jazz harmony. Builds in intensity. Great for Holiday party background music.8 bar rubato introduction. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Piano
a pretty solo piano version of the Christmas Carol "Away In a Manger". Relaxed, flowing, and unhurried, this arrangement has an into that flows between major and relative minor. Melody starts at 0:20, Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Piano
A sensitive, flowing solo piano interpretation of the traditional Christmas carol "The First Noel". Rubato, dynamic. Beautiful background solo piano for the holidays, family dinners, decorating the tree, sitting by the fireplace. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Piano
A jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) plays a slow tempo swing version of a traditional christmas carol. Lots of sophisticated blues flavor, reharmonization, dark jazzy colors. Bittersweet and melancholy. Reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
A fun, bubbly New Orleans Second Line style version of "Up On A Housetop" Piano, tuba and drums. this track is energetic, rowdy and jamming. Real musicians, holiday music with a twist! Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Whimsical
A very swinging jazz piano trio interprets this traditional carol. Charlie Brown Peanuts Christmas. Happy music. In the style of: Vince Guaraldi, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Dave Brubeck. Holiday cheer. Real instruments. Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
Reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi and Charlie Brown Christmas. This traditional carol has a mellow, sophisticated jazzy nostalgia and longing, even sad or melancholy flavor. Great for a reflective holiday scene. Piano, upright bass and drums. real instruments. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Piano
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