Bob Mover

Born on March 22, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, Bob Mover started playing the saxophone at age 13. Two years later, Phil Woods heard him in a high school All Star band in Miami, Florida and gave Bob a scholarship to study under him that summer in New Hope, Pennsylvania at Ramblerny Camp for the Performing Arts.

While still in high school, Bob sat in with such luminaries as Roy Eldridge, Wynton Kelly, Zoot Sims, Kenny Dorham, James Moody, Jimmy Rushing, Anita O'Day, Richie Kamuca, Charles Davis, Chubby Jackson and others. Also, at that time, Bob was inspired by his musical friendships with mentors such as Ira Sullivan, Lee Konitz, Jaki Byard and Sonny Rollins as well as contemporaries among them - Brecker, Scofield, Bill Pierce, Duffy Jackson, Mraz... and the late Jaco Pastorius, James Williams and Bob Berg.

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”People are always amazed when they hear him play!” --Chet Baker

”Bobby and I go back a long way. Bob is a wonderful musician- one of the great alto players who in recent years has become a real tenor player as well.” --Michael Brecker

”Like Charlie Parker, Bob Mover knows how to make musical escapes and come out all sexy and beautiful.” --Mitch Borden Owner of Fat Cat Jazz and former owner of the now ”legendary” Smalls in Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.

Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Private Lessons

Bob Mover has been teaching saxophone, Improvisation, and coaching vocalists for over 30 years worldwide. He is considered one of the most accomplished and respected teachers in the jazz world.

Some of his distinguished students include: Saxophonists Grant Stewart, Claire Daly, Josh Benko, Tommy Morimoto, Guitarist Joe Cohn, Pianists Makoto Ozone and Dave Kikoski, Drummer: Jeff `Tain` Watts.

Bob's approach to learning Improvisation will lead the student to significant improvement, even with limited practice time.

Prices:

$60 - 45 minutes
$75 - 1 hour
$85 - 1 1/2 hours

Ensembles

Bob is also an excellent ensemble coach

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Albums

My Heart Tells Me
My Heart Tells Me
Motema Music
2013
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It Amazes Me
It Amazes Me
Zoho Music
2008
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On The Move
Atlantic Jazz
1978
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Videos

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