About Rich Siegel
b. USA. Playing piano and singing from an early age, Siegel studied at Indiana University School of Music and at the Manhattan School of Music. He has worked in many parts of the USA and also in Europe with artists such as Laura Branigan, the vocal jazz trio String Of Pearls, Jeremy Tai and Karen Tong, Diahann Carroll, Greg Denard, and Connie Haines. With Louise Jordan, Rebecca Axelrod and Lee Schwartz he also appeared in the New York Cabaret Unlimited show By George, a tribute to George Gershwin. Others include tenor saxophonists Reggie Woods and Tatsuyah Satoh, Michel Legrand, Bobby Rivers, the Paper Bag Players, and, on an SS Norway cruise, the Chip Hoeller Big Band. Among musicians who have played in his trio and quartet are Jed Levy (tenor saxophone), Cameron Brown (bass) and Eliot Zigmund (drums). He was musical director for News From The Front, a musical by Sarah Olson and Elizabeth Glover. Many of his engagements have been at prestigious venues, especially in the New York area, including a four-year weekly gig at the Inter-Continental Hotel. Also in New York, he has made a speciality of providing entertainment for private and corporate events, offering jazz bands, classical ensembles, dance bands, vocal groups, variety acts, pianists, harpists, guitarists, and DJs. A smoothly talented pianist, Siegel sings pleasingly in several languages.