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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: June 5, 1969

Critics have called Cleveland-based saxophonist/composer Bobby Selvaggio “aspiring and gifted” (Bob Agnew, LA Jazz Scene) and “intensely creative” (Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com). The Cleveland Free Times' Chris Hovan adds, “Selvaggio plays with fluidity and a highly melodic sense of purpose that at times recalls the work of Phil Woods.”

A veteran of groups such as Joe Lovano's 52nd Street Nonet, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, he has performed across the United States and Canada both as a sideman and as a leader of his own groups. He is also a Conn-Selmer, Jodi Jazz Mouthpiece, and Rico Reeds artist, an active teacher/ clinician, Bobby is the Director of Jazz Studies at Kent State University....
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”His fluid tone and easygoing articulation carry the alto and soprano on a journey that respects tradition while pumping new energy into the scene.” —All About Jazz

“Bobby Selvaggio is one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound. “ —Joe Lovano

“It’s not often that a composer sets up tunes and situations that make the band and every soloist sound special, but once we understood Bobby’s compositions, each and every one of them [made] us sound brilliant. Also, for my money, Bobby is among the best of players out there!” —Kenny Werner

Primary InstrumentSax, alto

LocationCuyahoga Falls, OH

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundDirector of Jazz Studies @ Kent State University

Music

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    Short Stories

    Origin Records
    2014
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    Way Of Being

    Arabesque Jazz
    2013
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    Grass Roots Movement

    Arabesque Jazz
    2011
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    Modern Times

    Arabesque Jazz
    2009
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    Unspoken Dialogue

    Playscape Recordings
    2007
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Events

Date Event Ticket
Dec18 Bobby Selvaggio
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland, OH
Jan16 Bobby Selvaggio
The Cleveland Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH

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