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Richard Iacona

Adjunct Professor of Music Theory, Jazz Piano, and the American Popular Song

B.S., University of North Carolina at PembrokeM.A., Long Island University




  • "Dona Nobis Pacem" original composition and choir arrangement for SATB. Carl Fisher Publications
  • "Simple Gifts" choral arrangement for SATB. Carl Fisher Publications
  • Jazz Ensemble Arrangements Arranger/Composer
    Published by Smart Chart Music, Smithtown, NY. Distibuted by CL Barnhouse Publications
    • “Funky Scrooge”
    • “2 Hip 2 B Blues”
    • “Sin Palabras”
    • “Brazilian Vacation”
  • Composed Theme Song for hit TV show 12 Corazones on Telemundo Network
  • Arranged and Conducted worldwide commercial for Dove Soap/Lever Bros. “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”

Lectures and Presentations

“Riding The Rainbow” – performance and lecture on the lyrics of  Edgar “Yip” Harburg. Celebration of the American Jewish Songwriter – Hillwood Theater 2011


  • "Only You" – Tri Star Pictures starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Source music utilized. (Slo-Gin Fizz - Swing City)
  • "Sugar Hill" 20th century Fox Motion Picture. starring Wesley Snipes. Horn Arrangement for Chaka Kahn performing "Miles Blowin" featuring Terrence Blanchard
  • "These Are Special Times" Sony Records and Tapes 1998. Orchestrator for Celine Dion recording of "Feliz Navidad"
  • "A  Long Way To Go" Big Band Recording. Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Producer. Morningside Music, Amityville, NY
  • "Painter of Dreams" – Big Band Recording. Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Producer. Morningside Music, Amityville, NY
  • "Kole Sings Cole" – Madeline Kole, Artist. Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Co-Producer. Kama Disc Records and Tapes, Port Washington, NY
  • "Naturally" – John Pizzerelli Jr. Artist. Arranger, Conductor "You Stepped Out of a Dream" RCA Novus Records
  • "Rain In June" – Ray Alexander Artist. Arranger, Conductor. Nerus Records and Tapes, Bayside, N.Y. 11364
  • "Beautiful Dancer" – Gerard Carelli Artist – Arranger, Conductor,Co-Producer. GC Records and Tapes
  • "Hey Man Merry Christmas" – John Signorella. Artist – Arranger, Conductor, Contractor – Brown Dog Records
  • "Arlen Plays Arlen" (the music of Harold Arlen) – Sam Arlen. Artist – Arranger, Conductor, Contractor – JoSam Records
  • "Doncha' Go Away Mad" – Madeline Kole Artist - Arranger, Pianist, Conductor, Producer Morningside Music: 87 Wood Ave Amityville, N.Y. 11701
  • "Let's See What Happens" – Music of Burton Lane – Kate Baldwin artist – Pianist, PS Classics Discs


  • Free Lance Pianist, Arranger, Composer and Conductor. Arranger/Conductor with Julius LaRosa, Toni Arden, Fran Jeffries, Gerard Carelli, Marilyn Michaels, Claiborne Cary, John Pizzerelli Jr. Madeline Kole, Peter Lemongello, Ray Alexander , and many others.
  • Performed with Kate Baldwin, Charles Aznevour, Marvin Stamm and the Norfolk Symphony orchestra, Tommy Tune, Julie Budd, Scott Record, Les DeMerle, Urbie Green, Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, George Shearing, Liza Minelli, Diahan Caroll, Vic Damone, Leslie Uggams, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Clint Holmes, Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh O’Brien, Bill Cosby, Peter Noone, Darlene Love, Chuck Jackson, Kathy Lee Gifford, Marvin Stamm and the Norwalk Symphony
  • Faculty member - Interplay Summer Jazz Workshop Camp, Woodstock, Vermont
  • Staff - Arranger for The Rainbow Room Orchestra Rockefeller Center N.Y.C.
  • Staff Composer/Arranger Omni Music Library. Omni projects and jingles include various music for: K-Mart, Telemudo and Univision Cable networks, Saturday Night Live, Heileman Breweries Inc., World Book, Sears Dept. Stores, Acura Motors, Theme song for 12 Corazones, Lever Bros, Folgers Coffee, the USA Cable Network and various Radio and Television spots both in the USA and Europe.  Some of his major works are available and published by Carl Fisher, Omni Music Inc., and Smart Chart Music.
  • Leader of "The Bad Little Big Band" since 1979. 
  • Member of ASCAP, and Local #802 American Federation of Musicians.
  • Appeared and performed in motion pictures- Woody Allen’s "Mighty Aphrodite","Celebrity" and "It Could Happen To You"


Appeared and performed in Woody Allen’s films:  "Mighty Aphrodite", "Celebrity", and "It Could Happen To You

Performed pre-records and rhythm tracks for motion picture "Sabrina"

Professional Affiliations

Member Local 802 American Federation of Musicians

Member of ASCAP