- Bay Area native Rich Kuhns has been a part of the music scene for more than twenty-five years. His versatility on piano, accordion and electric keyboards has led to collaborations with Nelson Riddle, touring with Harry Belafonte, recording with Richie Cole and accompanying impressionist Frank Gorshin and Brazilian diva Elza Soares. His work has appeared in films, including Henry and June and the DVD release of Ratatouille, PBS programs including American Masters and numerous commercial spots including Burton Snowboards, Chevron and Hunt’s Tomato Sauce.
He currently performs with original jazz, blues, latin and folk ensembles throughout the Bay Area. He teaches jazz theory classes and provides instruction for piano and accordion privately and through the Community School Of Music And Art.