University Place, Syracuse University
Richard Montalbano

Setnor School of Music
Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Jazz Piano)

Rick Montalbano, pianist, organist, composer, and arranger, started his career in the early 1960s and has performed with a long list of jazz greats.

Montalbano served as pianist/conductor for singer Lou Rawls in the early 1970s. He currently plays solo piano at the Savoy in Rome, New York; performs with and contracts bands for the Showroom at the Turning Stone Casino; and is much demand as an accompanist.

In addition to operating the Music Factory recording studio, Montalbano teaches jazz piano at Colgate University, Hamilton College, and Syracuse University and is the assistant director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra.