Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Born & raised in the Los Angeles area, Robert Kyle came from a family of passionate music lovers. He entered college as a music major and aspiring drummer, but soon found himself drawn to the saxophone. I’d always loved the sound of it, just hearing it gave me chills, says Robert, but once I actually held a saxophone and played it, I knew I’d found my voice.
Saxophonist/Flutist/Composer Robert Kyle has become known for his unique warm sound, melodic style, and his ability to harmoniously cross musical borders. His lyricism and passion are evident in whatever situation he finds himself, and he is fluid in many styles including Jazz, Blues, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, R & B and Classical. His performing and recording credits include work with Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Michael Bolton, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Brenda Russell, Lou Rawls, Della Reese, Francisco Aguabella, Marisela, Pete Escovedo, Jessica Simpson, Babyface, Kenny Loggins, Al McKibbon, Billy Mitchell, Roy “Guitar” Gaines and many others. As a sixteen year member and current musical director of blues diva Linda Hopkins band, he has made over fifty trips to Europe and Japan, performing internationally at many of the biggest Jazz festivals, theaters and clubs in the world. He is featured on Miss Hopkin’s recordings “Here’s the Kid” and “Wild Women Blues.” He is also the musical director for salsa artist Leslie Paula, and together with Leslie has also toured Euorope many times playing clubs & concerts and headlining at the world famous “Ronnie Scott’s” jazz club in London. He has played for the Academy awards, the Emmy awards, The BET awards, The Nick & Jessica Variety Show, Lou Rawls cavalcade of stars, The NAS awards and many others....