Steve Vallante - Keyboards & Vocals
Anime sketch by our young Brass Attack fan Emma P!
An exceptional pianist and vocalist, Steve Vallante began studying music at the age of ten. His father was his first instructor, and taught him how to play the accordion. He later went on to study with well known accordionist, Bob Paolo, and competed in various state, regional, and U.S. competitions. In 1975, Steve traveled to Italy as member of the Paolo Accordion Orchestra, where he performed many concerts in various cities.
As the years passed, Steve worked as a private instructor at the Paolo Music Studio. It is during this time, that he realized he had a love for teaching. He went on to further his music studies at Rhode Island College where he studied accordion with Tulio Gasperini and earned a B.S. in Music Education. He has been an elementary music teacher in the town of Johnston, RI for over 30 years.
In addition, Steve also formed the band “Crosswinds” while in high school and continued to play keyboards, sing, and lead that band for 22 years. In 1999, he went on to perform with another RI based band, “In The Groove,” for eight years. Steve has performed with the Vintage Rhythm and Blues Ensemble, The East Side Horns, and has done freelance work with various RI bands. He has been a member of Brass Attack since 2007.