Primary Instrument: Arranger
The formation of killer BOB was an accident. When a friend (visual artist Gavin Gamboa) of drummer Max Jaffe came to New York City to play a show, he asked Jaffe if he had a group that wanted to play. Jaffe said yes, although no such group existed. This was on Monday. On Wednesday, killer BOB played their first show. Rounded out by guitarist David Scanlon and bassist Rob Lundberg, the trio went from experimenting with some of Scanlon's music in their free time to a singular unit in less than a week. After rehearsing and performing in the NYC area for a few months, the trio felt that their sound was missing something, and that something came in the form of tenor saxophonist Johan Andersson.
As a quartet, the group has since developed a schizophrenic yet cohesive sound, drawing influence from bands like Rage Against the Machine and Deerhoof, as well as composers such as Olivier Messiaen and Anthony Braxton. Their audiences have come to expect performances that are at once challenging and accessible, aggressive and introspective, and as performers, BOB are equally adept at improvising freely and executing tight and manic arrangements. BOB frequents venues around NYC including rooftops, punk venues, and experimental galleries and they embarked on their first tour in March of 2009.
killer BOB hopes to see you soon.