Roy Bittan is a pianist and keyboardist best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen. In 1974 Bittan was working with bands in New York and playing on Broadway when he responded to an add in the Village Voice seeking a versatile piano player. After 2 auditions he was selected to join the E Street Band, replacing David Sancious, who had left earlier that year. Bittan continues to play with Springsteen to this day, both as part of the E Street Band and as part of the other band that accompanied the singer in the 1990s. Bittan has also worked as a session musician for a variety of artists including David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Meatloaf, Stevie Nicks and many others. Roy Bittan released his first solo album, "Out of the Box" in 2014.
Roy Bittan's nickname is The Professor. Roy Bittan has accompanied Bruce Springsteen on every tour since 1974. Roy Bittan is an avid accordion player and can be heard playing the instrument on records by Lucinda Williams and Nelly Furtado,
Roy Bittan was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and grew up near Rockaway Beach.