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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 12, 1938    

The Bob Szajner TRIAD II

Bob Szajner was born on September 12, 1938, he grew up listening to talented relatives playing various instruments. His mother taught him the basics of music and how to play piano at a very early age. In 1948, he won first prize in the Frankie Carle Piano Contest. This entitled him to one weeks performance at the Fox Theater in Detroit. He was one of the opening acts on the bill (a vaudeville theme) for Billie Holiday along with a comedian and an acrobatic duo. He enjoyed listening to her (Billie Holidays) style of music and accompaniment for her. This was the beginning of his quest for his own personal style....
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Awards

Issued by Cadence Jazz Records (NY) in --- "THE CADENCE HISTORICAL SERIES" which "designates recordings that have historical as well as artistic significance and have previously never been commercially available."
CRITICAL REVIEWS

”neither tediously pretentious nor tediously simplistic... compositions follow suit--simple, melodic, catchy......” John H. Wilson / Hi Fidelity Magazine

*** (3 stars) Downbeat Magazine

“excellent set of originals, which touch on blues, post-bop, gospel, and jazz-funk......” Black Radio Exclusive / Highly Recommended

“rates top billing for its unique approach and results......” Chris Columbi JR. / Plain Dealer Cleveland, Ohio

“like painting ...with water colours...you've got to be good and right the first and only time......” Bob Bowers / CKLW Canada

“most enjoyable...smooth but not slick...lyrical and happy......” Jack Cole / CING Burlington, Ontario Canada

“...without retakes...inspirational...to conceptualize the challenge and integrity involved in subscribing to the strict ground rules.......” Dr. Herb Wong / KJAZ Almeda,California U.S.A.

  • Live at the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival

    Cadence Jazz Records
    2008
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