Born: January 10, 1958
During his productive career as a pianist, composer, bandleader and educator, Rob Mullins has performed in many different settings and styles. His versatile approach has allowed him to erase the artificial boundary line between contemporary and traditional jazz, sounding like himself in all idioms. Mullins' discography is very diverse and is best viewed release by release rather than song by song or sub genre.
TRUE June 2012-RME (Live record with the Quartet)
The Edge Of Dreams April 2010-RME (solo piano)
Darkest Night Sept 2009-RME (world music)
Early Works The 90's July 2009-RME (radio music, jazz fusion)
Early Works The 80's Vol I and II June 2009-RME (radio music, jazz fusion)
Jazz Straight Ahead Sept 2008-RME (straight ahead jazz)
All music from Mullins' 22 solo albums is available online.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ MUSICIAN RANKING: Number 10 of all living jazz artists (as of July 2010)....
Source: Scott Yanow
AwardsGrammy Nomination for "Soulscape" album 1986
Congressional Award for Public Service to the Educational Community 2000
Jazz Arist of the Year LA Music Awards 2003
#1 Teaching Studio in the Nation 2005 Award from Privatelessons.com
We love your new album STORYTELLER Lee Berk Berklee School of Music
Highly recommended Rick Anderson ALL MUSIC GUIDE
One of the true unsung heroes of contemporary jazz Jonathan Widran ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Breathtaking and tremendously moving, his compositions are a pleasure Bernard Bauer Music Connection
Pianist Rob Mullins makes major statements in both jazz and a combination of Latinized-rock into a fusion that is all his own Glenn Mitchell LA JAZZ SCENE
Rob Mullins is so far ahead of everybody else, it will be awhile before the rest of the world catches up, if they do. Bubba Jackson KJAZZ Radio FM 88.1
Rob Mullin's STORYTELLER CD is one of the best musical compositions I've ever heard. His ability to keep evolving through his music is inspiring. This particular CD has a classical touch to it while Mullins remains true to his jazz roots. The classical infuence is especially evident in the piece, Sleep Sweet. Still, every other song invokes the feeling of pure fascination! He blends the two musical genres together in such an extraordinary way that the listener is swept away into a world of beauty. Mullins is doing what he was surely born to do and that is to compose and play great music. I believe history will portray him as one of the most important musicians of our time! Cheryl Hullin-Amazon.com
Rob Mullins is a pianist at the level of Keith Jarrett and I encourage you to implement his educational programs. Ghenady Meirson-Curtis University
Rob Mullins is the most prolific composer in JAZZ today. Ronnie Laws- saxophonist
What artistry! Hubert Laws-flautist
Very few great teachers are great players, and very few great players are great teachers. Rob Mullins is a stellar example of a great player who is also a great teacher. Greg Woll-Fullerton College Director of Jazz Studies
I must say, the Rob Mullins Trio set was dazzling. Larry Jackstein- Snowbird Jazz Festival
Standards & MoreRME
Dance For The New WorldNot On Label
Tokyo NightsNot On Label
Jazz JazzNot On Label
Nite StreetNot On Label
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Los Angeles, CA
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
A dedicated instructor for 30 years, Rob Mullins runs a top music school in Los Angeles tied to the entertainment industry. Curriculums include jazz studies for piano, wind instruments, singers, and percussionists. Rob also teaches many technology students interested in studio production, songwriting, music for the internet, and music business students. Full information is available at www.planetmullins.com/lessons.htm. Interested musicians can also call 310- 572-7245 or send email to email@example.com
Humor is the key ingredient to providing serious student advice and information. Clinics sponsored by Yamaha, Fields Pianos, West LA Music, Music Teachers Association of California. Recent clinics in Moscow, Los Angeles, Orange County California, Santa Fe New Mexico. To book Rob for a clinic please call 310-572-7245.