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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



Label: RiDGeTONE Music
Released: 2017


Christmas Tidings - A Collection of Jazz Christmas Carols

Label: RiDGeTONE Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1. Good King Wenceslas - (4:33) Thomas Helmore 2. The Christmas Song - (5:24) Bob Wells and Mel Tormé 3. Do You Hear What I Hear - (4:45) Gloria Shayne, Noel Regney 4. Coventry Carol - (3:27) Traditional English 16th Century Carol 5. Hark the Herald Angels Sing - (4:07) Felix Mendelssohn 6. Away in Manger - (3:32) Johnathan E. Spilman 7. Angels We Have Heard on High - (4:49) Traditional French Carol 8. White Christmas - (5:28) Irving Berlin 9. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - (4:05) Henry Longfellow 10. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas - (4:15) James Lord Pierpont 11. Happy Christmas - (4:46) John Lennon 12. Auld Lang Syne(Hope for a New Year) - (3:55) Robert Nurns, Traditional 13. Rainflakes - (4:18) Rick Gallagher 14. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - (3:46) Thomas Helmore 15. Silent Night - (5:55) Franz Xaver Gruber 16. Jingle Bells - (5:17) James Lord Pierpont


Article: Bailey's Bundles

Notable and Nearly Missed 2016

Read "Notable and Nearly Missed 2016" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It is impossible, even for John Kelman, Mark Corroto, and Dan Bilawsky, to cover all the music worthy of discussion in a given year. At least that is my line and I am sticking to it as I pen my “Notable and Nearly Missed 2016" column. Rick Gallagher--Christmas Tidings: A Collection of Jazz Christmas ...


Solo Standard Vol. I

Label: RiDGeTONE Music
Released: 2012


Sugar Shack

Label: RiDGeToNe Music
Released: 2007


Article: Album Review

Rick Gallagher: Sugar Shack

Read "Sugar Shack" reviewed by John Barron

Jazz musicians often struggle with the notion of attracting a wide audience without having to sacrifice their creative vision. Pittsburgh pianist Rick Gallagher seems to have figured out a way to produce original jazz with an accessible appeal that maintains artistic integrity. Sugar Shack, Gallagher's fifth solo release, is an inventive, swinging piano trio collection featuring ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Rick Gallagher

Read "Take Five With Rick Gallagher" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Rick Gallagher:Jazz pianist, composer, arranger and teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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. Rick is a father of four.Instrument(s):piano.Teachers and/or ...



Label: RiDGeToNe Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: Silver Bells; Snowriding; O Little Town of Bethlehem; The First Noel; Carol of the Bells; Wonderful Christmastime; What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?; I Saw Three Ships; Joy to the World; Here We Come A-wassailing; Caroling, Caroling; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.


Peace Be Still

Label: Serendipity Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Joyful, Joyful; 2. Peace; 3. Morning Has Broken; 4. Sweet Little Jesus Boy; 5. Praise To The Lord; 6. Amazing Grace; 7. This Little Light Of Mine; 8. Were You There; 9. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; 10. Come Sunday; 11. Alleluia, Sing to Jesus; 12. When I Survey; 13. Still, Still, Still.


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