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Jazz pianist/composer Rick Gallagher has been a part of the Pittsburgh music scene since the late 1980's. Over the years Rick has done solo and group work in a wide range of contemporary styles but has found a voice as a player and composer in classic jazz. He has worked with many of the region’s top jazz musicians, singers and bands ranging from the Boilermaker Jazz Band to the Orchard Hill Church Worship Team, and has done solo piano work at such diverse venues such as the historic Grand Concourse; the Gandy Dancer Saloon piano bar; and the PPG Holiday Series. Currently Rick can be seen regularly at the critically acclaimed Pines Tavern restaurant, the Northway Christian Community worship team, as well as his long-standing spotlight as the pianist with the US Steel Tower and One Oxford Center downtown. Gallagher is noteworthy for his classic jazz style, creative arrangements, memorable originals, and his soulful organic sound. Rick has eight recordings and his music has been enjoyed on radio stations worldwide.   A Pittsburgh native and father of four, Gallagher received a Bachelor of Music at Duquesne University where he studied under the mentorship of David Budway. His influences include Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Red Garland, Brad Mehldau, Vince Guaraldi, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Benny Green, Ray Brown, Wynton Kelly, Cyrus Chestnut and George Shearing. Rick is available for concerts, studio work, custom composition, film and TV scoring, private music instruction, church performances, and other private and public events

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Album Christmas Tidings - A Collection of Jazz Christmas Carols by Rick Gallagher

Christmas Tidings - A...

RiDGeTONE Music
2017

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Album Hymns by Rick Gallagher

Hymns

RiDGeTONE Music
2017

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Album Solo Standard Vol. I by Rick Gallagher

Solo Standard Vol. I

RiDGeTONE Music
2012

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Album Sugar Shack by Rick Gallagher

Sugar Shack

RiDGeToNe Music
2007

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Album Snowriding by Rick Gallagher

Snowriding

RiDGeToNe Music
2006

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Album Peace Be Still by Rick Gallagher

Peace Be Still

Serendipity Records
2005

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