Primary Instrument: Piano
“Somewhere between the passionate inspiration of John Coltrane’s “Bahia” and Dizzy Gillespie’s years as the flag bearer for Latin Jazz is the place where you’ll find the essence of Rob Ryndak’s music.”
—Scott Adams, The Sounds of Brazil! Radio Network
Raised in Chicago’s northside and the youngest of several musical brothers, award-winning composer and pianist Rob Ryndak led his own rock band playing the drums while still in grammar school, actively performing at parties and talent shows. Yet, a little over a decade ago, the horn lines and rhythmic cadences he presents today were about as far removed from Rob’s life as a jazz club is from a seminary, which is exactly where Ryndak really honed the tools of his craft. ...
Awards:ASCAP Annual Award recipient since 1999
Like David Sanborn, Joe Sample, and the late Grover Washington, Jr., Rob Ryndak realizes that a jazzman can be accessible to pop and R&B audiences without prosituting himself and throwing integrity to the wind. —Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
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