All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Bobby Lyle

Bobby Lyle Bobby Lyle

Bobby Lyle, one of the most versatile keyboardists on the music scene, continues to evolve his artistry. In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Lyle has established himself as a composer, bandleader, producer, arranger, musical director, music publisher, jazz educator, recording artist and world class live performer. Audiences at home and abroad have been mesmerized by his melodic compositions and dazzling piano technique. He has been musical director for Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, the late Phyllis Hyman and Anita Baker. He also toured with such stellar musicians as Wayne Henderson and the Jazz Crusaders, Gerald Albright, Ronnie Laws and George Benson before settling permanently into leading his own bands in the ‘90s. His discography includes three albums for Capitol, six for Atlantic Jazz, three for Three Keys, one for Heads Up and his latest project, a tribute to the late Jimmy Smith done entirely on the Hammond B-3 organ—a first for Bobby on his own label, New Warrior Music.

Lyle received an Emmy nomination for his musical direction on the HBO special “Diva Las Vegas” with Bette Midler in 1997.


Tags

Album Review
Read more articles

Photos

Albums

Album Freedom, Soul, Jazz by Will Boyd

Freedom, Soul, Jazz

Will Boyd Music
2019

buy
Album The Way I Feel by Bobby Lyle

The Way I Feel

Self Produced
2013

buy
Album Hands On by Bobby Lyle

Hands On

Heads Up International
2006

buy

Similar

Joe Zawinul Joe Zawinul
keyboards
Bobby Hutcherson Bobby Hutcherson
vibraphone
Jeff Kashiwa Jeff Kashiwa
saxophone
Wayman Tisdale Wayman Tisdale
bass, electric
Chuck Loeb Chuck Loeb
guitar
Jeff Lorber Jeff Lorber
keyboards
Everette Harp Everette Harp
saxophone
Jeff Golub Jeff Golub
guitar
Alex Bugnon Alex Bugnon
keyboards
Gerald Albright Gerald Albright
saxophone
Jay Hoggard Jay Hoggard
vibraphone
Najee Najee
saxophone

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.