Born: March 31, 1945 Primary Instrument: Drums
BOB MEYER Drummer, Teacher
49 Furnace Brook Drive Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Phone (914) 734-9290 Fax (914) 737-1929 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.bobmeyermusic.com
EXPERIENCE Playing on Joe Lovano’s Blue Note release and group, Viva Caruso. Also, his Symbiosis, Sinatra and More, trios and quartets. Playing in Jackalope, a trio with John Abercrombie and Loren Stillman. Recorded on our CD Saltier Than Ever on Challenge Records. Among other people I have played or am playing with are; Joe Lovano, Ed Schuller, Ken Werner, Judy Silvano, Perry Robinson, Glenn Moore, Cameron Brown, Andy Statman, Shelila Jordan, Ray Nance, Art Davis, Jaki Byard, Paul McCanless, Julian Priester, Gary Peacock, Peggy Stern, Bert Wilson, Diane Schurr, Stanley Cowell, Mal Waldron, Daved Friesen, Jim Pepper, Red Rodney, Itzhak Perlman, Arnie Lawrence, James Moody, Kirk Leitsey, Avishi Cohen, Wayne Horvitz, John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Mike Bisio, Don Friedman, James Emery, Tony Malaby, Essiet Essiet, Santi Debriano, Vic Juris, Harvey Wainapel, Peter Barshay and Mel Martin among many others.
Now performing with my own group, Mount Airy (playing Jewish liturgical music in a modern improvisational style).
I have recently (2006) joined a new cooperative group, The New Quartet, with John Abercrombie on guitar, Adam Kolker on reeds and Johannes Weidenmuller on bass. We are presently playing in the NYC area, touring the US and abroad and preparing to record our 1st CD.
The newest project  is a quartet with the wonderful Perry Robinson & [from Israel] Harold Rubin on clarinets. Ed Schuller and I complete the group on bass and drums. We are now booking gigs and planning to record very soon.
TEACHING Thirty five years teaching experience in New York and the West Coast. Taught all levels of Students, beginning to professional Utilized in-depth and legitimate approach in teaching technique and mechanics Specialized in musical application and interpretation on the drum set Further Specialization in jazz Many former students active professionally in jazz, rock, and funk
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE The International Center for Creative Music, founded by Arnie Lawrence, Jerusalem, Israel, 1998-99 Played all over Israel and Palestinian Territories, with wonderful Israeli and Palestinian musicians, young and old Played with visiting artists from Europe and the United States Conducted master classes and taught privately
RECORDINGS Viva Caruso, Joe Lovano, Blue Note records Vocalese, Judi Silvano, featuring Joe Lovano, Blue Note recording Chasin the Goal, Bill Sears, Rick Margitza Cosmos,The Loren Stillman Project, (producer), Soul Note Records Kaliedescopic Visions, Bert Wilson The Next Rebirth, Bert Wilson
Rebirth at the Zoo, Bert Wilson Further Adventures in Jazz, Bert Wilson Outrageousness, Volumes one and two, Bert Wilson Endless Fingers, Bert Wilson, Arabesque Records Got a Song That I Sing, Greta Matassa, Meshugge For You, Mazeltones Avi Adrian, Avishi Cohen & Bob Meyer, (soon to be released)
TRAINING Jack DeJohnette, Frankie Dunlop, Henry Adler, and Jim Chapin Extensive private study (as an adult)
EDUCATION George Washington University, Washington D.C. BA, History; minors in Music and Geology, June 1968
INTERESTS Hiking, XCSkiing,ecology,geology, history, and baseball
PERSONAL Born in 1945. Early influences: classical music, especially chamber music and quartets, from Mozart to Bartok. First heard jazz in 1950 (Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Began study of music at age of five. Currently living with son, Isaac, wife Jody and her son Evan near Croton on Hudson, New York.
Drummer Bob Meyer is “accurate and inventive.” --Los Angeles Daily Variety
“The Music benefited from the crisp drumming of Bob Meyer.” --Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Rhythmically charged… with drummer Bob Meyer.” --Lloyd Sachs, Entertainment Critic
Wayne Horvitz Trio, “How could he go wrong with a rhythm section of Michael Bisio on Bass and Bob Meyer on Drums?…I was awed by the complexities of rhythm made simple by this master of the trap set. His left hand snare technique is incredible, adding to his uncanny ability to increase intensity while maintaining a low volume level.” --Earshot Jazz (Seattle)
Mal Waldron, “Meyer added color changes with his ride cymbal. During Moore’s bass solo Meyer displayed exceptionally skillful playing, using his snare in clairvoyant unity with Waldron’s left-hand comping” --Earshot Jazz (Seattle)
Bert Wilson/Rebirth, “Drummer Bob Meyer has to be singled out for his excellent work.” --Cadence
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I have been teaching for over 35 years. i cover a wide spectrum about drums and drumset from mechanics to rudiments to various styles of playing. My students range from beginner to very advanced; from very young to adults. I love teaching and work at always improving my methods with the same vigor as i work on always expanding and improving my playing and musicianship.