Bob Mover

Born: March 22, 1952    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

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.

As Leader:

Television – Bob Mover Quintet featuring John Hicks and Jake Wilkinson, (DSM records)

You Go To My Head - Bob Mover Quartet & Quintet, with Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Benny Green, Steve Hall (Pony Canyon CD)

The Night Bathers - Bob Mover Trio, feat. Paul Bley and John Abercrombie (Justin´ Time Records)

Things Unseen - Solo, duo, trio, quartet and quintet, with Albert Dailey, Ray Drummond, Rufus Reid, Bobby Ward, Steve Hall (Xanadu Records)

In the True Tradition - Bob Mover Trio with Rufus Reid and Bobby Ward (Xanadu Records)

Bob Mover - featuring Kenny Barron, Ben Riley, Ron McLure and Claudio Roditi (Vanguard Records)

On the Move - featuring Tom Harrell, George Mraz, Jay Clayton, Mike Nock, Jeff Papez and Peter Sprague (Choice Records)

As Sideman:

Natural Habitat NYC - Jane Blackstone with Sir Roland Hanna and others

Illumination - Walter Davis Jr. with Ron Carter and Kenny Washington (Pony Canyon Records)

Chet Baker Live at Club Salt Peanuts Köln Germany, volumes 1,2 - with John Eardley (Circle Records)

The Lee Konitz Quintet: Affinity - with Mike Moore, Benny Aranov and Jimmy Madison (Chiaroscuro Records).

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New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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.


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


Bob is also an excellent ensemble coach. Having taught Jazz Combos at Berklee College of Music (Boston), Jersey City University(New Jersey), YORK University(Toronto), Concordia Univesity(Montreal)


4-6 people $30 a person for 2 hour session
under 4 people $50 a person for 2 hour session


Bob Mover has given many Masterclasses in US, Canada, Europe, Brazil and Israel at many distinguished conservatories and universities.

Prices: Prices vary according to budget and venue.

For more information and prices please contact me at 917 593 6199 or email to

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