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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: September 25, 1972

Rob Derke - saxophonist, educator, composer, arranger, producer, and conductor - has become known to a growing audience for his extreme versatility. Although he has made a statement in many musical styles, Rob has consistently incorporated his varied experience into jazz saxophone. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was educated at New York City's LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, later receiving his BM from the Manhattan School of Music and his MM from SUNY Purchase.

Rob Derke has worked with or appeared with such jazz greats as Red Rodney, Davey Schildkraut, Clark Terry, the Heath brothers, Jon Faddis, Ray Vega, and Randy Brecker. His appearances have included performances as a player, conductor, and composer at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Radio City Music Hall, JVC Jazz Festival, various Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and numerous clubs and radio broadcasts throughout the country....
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”One of the most expressive musicians on the NY scene.” -Joe Lovano

“The direction that jazz most needs to follow is the one that points forward. With roots planted firmly in the past, a knowledge of history, a reverence for wisdom that is passed down, and relevant experience, those who will contribute to and secure the growth and future of this artform will be those with an eye on, and compass pointing toward the future. The NYJAZZ Initiative, with Rob Derke's leadership, is focused on these very common sense understandings. Rob has organized a team of highly developed, sensitive, creative and determined educators and artists...

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