Georges Montalba (1929-2001)

Recording & Touring Artist

Mr. Montalba played the B-3

Introducing the eclectic and multi-talented George Montalba: French-born pianist, child prodigy, master organist, and international star; teen runaway and traveling-circus organist; occultist and army veteran; father, husband, and lion tamer; oboist and 1950s big-band jazz pianist; Broadway musical director, and devoted Christian. By age six he was working in radio alongside Shirley Temple and Judy Garland; by 19, he was playing with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra. His stupendously prolific music career spanned 60 years, which took him from classical concert piano to big bands to Broadway to TV, and eventually to acclaim as a respected and sought-after chorale arranger. Messr. Montalba was also a popular Theatre Organist. His most popular album was “Pipe Organ Favorites”

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