New look, new important info. Please read our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, taking effect August 20th, 2016.

Steve Rice Group

French Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 500 miles
6
8 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2008
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$600 - $3600 per event
The Steve Rice Group 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? – Lively TexMex polkas? – Romantic Latin Boleros, Bossa-Nova, Salsa, Tango? -

Pianist/ Accordionist Steve Rice, rated Gigmasters' #1 accordionist in North America for three years running (2007 2008 2009), is now offering full band services through the website! To review more of my extensive gigmasters client feedback and preview more demo materials, please follow my related link at the very bottom of this page.

The Steve Rice Group blends the performances of high level ethnic/ folkloric musicians with accomplished jazz, rock and classical musicians to create a unique ensemble that provides authentic international music as well as great jazz, variety dance music or elegant background music for your event.

Because of many areas of specialization, I have established different group names for some of my different configurations. Please check out your areas of interest as described below. Keep in mind that I can, and frequently do, create custom combinations of musicians and styles for the unique needs of your event! Please contact me with any questions about what we can do for you!



FRENCH CAFÉ AND CABARET MUSIC –

ROUGE, a 3-5 piece band featuring vocalist Janet Rayor, accordionist Steve Rice and violinist Ruthie Dornfeld specializes in the songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel and more. Rouge is a popular choice for Arts Fundraisers and French themed weddings and elegant dinner parties. We recently released our third CD. Check out our sample mp3s and video clips!
CLUB BRULANT – Steve's instrumental trio guitar/accordion/ bass specializes in Django Reinhardt style gypsy jazz, French café music and musette waltzes


ZYDECO / CAJUN / NEW ORLEANS:
"BIG SQUEEZY" – Specializes in Cajun and Zydeco dance music – with a healthy dose of Rockin' accordion, Bayou Blues, and New Orleans Jazz for good measure! Big Squeezy performs regularly at "Louisianathon" and other NW Cajun/Zydeco Dance events. Our core group is a 5 piece with Steve on Accordion and including bass, drums, guitar, and washboard.


ITALIAN:
STROLLING MUSICIANS: Nothing adds more atmosphere to an Italian themed event than strolling musicians! Start with Steve on accordion and add any of these great strolling musicians to the mix! – Violinist/ Mandolinist / Classical Italian Tenor
INSTRUMENTAL: There are more options if we are in one place! Add bass, drums, piano, or combine freely with other styles!
For a great ITALIAN SHOW BAND, please see my gigmasters presskit links below and visit my good friend "Tony Lastella and the Goombas" I am a frequent guest performer with Tony's band.
For great RAT-PACK STYLE ENTERTAINMENT, please visit my link below for "Half Pack Live", an outstanding Old Vegas lounge act I perform with regularly


GERMAN / POLKA: - Gigs include "Polka Madness" at Prost, "Irish Oktoberfest" at Fado', corporate Oktoberfest performances for Microsoft and many retirement home dates throughout the year


KLEZMER/ JEWISH – Steve is a former touring member of "The Mazeltones". He currently records and performs with "Shawn's Kugel" as well as other area Klezmer bands. Steve also has extensive playing experience with Sephardic, Chassidic and Israeli background and dance music. We are available for Bar and Bat-mitzvahs, Weddings. Fundraisers, Simchas.


MEXICAN / MARIACHI - Steve appears with the "Bolero Brothers" every other Monday at "Mr. Villa's" Seattle with music including Mexican Polkas, Tangos, Romantic Boleros. Steve co-leads "Los Todos", a duo with Juan Barco, a nationally reknowned Tejano guitarist, vocalist and Bajo Sexto master. Neither group is a true Mariachi Band, but we have many satisfied clients who have found us the nearest best thing!!

JAZZ – Steve is well known as a creative and accomplished jazz pianist. 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. THE STEVE RICE TRIO, a trio dedicated to the art of piano jazz, is a popular choice for corporate receptions and private parties.

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

SALSA / TANGO / BOSSA NOVA: - Steve is currently pianist with RITMO SOL, specializing in Salsa, Cuban and Latin music. Steve was a touring pianist with the hit latin ensemble "Bochinche". Steve's group also performs traditional and modern Tango music.
(more)

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Tons of compliments from event guests. Everyone LOVED Rouge. Thank you!

(more) Review by . from Seattle, WA on

Oktoberfest Party

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

I was extremely pleased with the Steve Rice Group's performance, as well as their responsiveness to my communications/questions. They were very professional, and I would not hesitate to hire them for future events.

(more) Review by . from Seattle, WA on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Steve and his group were very professional and polite. The music was bright and happy just like we wished. They enhanced our wedding. I would recommend them to anyone.

(more) Review by . from Tacoma, WA on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
2011
Nov
12
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2010
Sep
24
Oktoberfest Party
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009
Oct
21
Oktoberfest Party
Seattle, WA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2009
Oct
11
Wedding Reception
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2009
Oct
10
Wedding Reception
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009
Oct
10
Wedding Reception
Tacoma, WA
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
GERMAN / POLKA SONGLIST (partial)
*********************************
Ach du Lieber Augustin
Polka Madness
Auf Den Bergerwegen
Polka Madness
Backes Polka
Polka Madness
Ball I Halling Dal
Scandinavian
Barbara Polka
Polka Madness
Baruska
Polka Madness
Beer Barrel Polka
Polka Madness
Blue Danube Waltz
Polka Madness
Blue Skirt Waltz
Polka Madness
Cajun Band
Jazz Band
Klezmer Band
Polka Band
Swing Band
Zydeco Band
Russian Band
Italian Band
Variety Band
French Band
German Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Steve Rice Group will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
1
0
0
FEATURED CLIENTS

YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY