Bob has just completed a new recording project “Uzoma,” with three world-class musicians: Ric Fierabracci – bass (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl), Mike Miller – guitar (Chick Corea, Bette Midler, Gino Vanelli, Elvin Bishop) and Shane Gaalaas – drums (Cosmosquad, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, B’z). The CD features new compositions and incredible performances by this stellar group of players.
As founder of the San Diego jazz-fusion group Purl, Bob has performed his original compositions as the opening act for artists including: Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, Airto & Floria Purim, Larry Carlton, Stephane Grappelli, Jaco Pastorious, and Seawind.
At UCSD, Bob studied jazz improvisation with the great jazz trombonist Jimmy Cheatham. He also studied music composition with Roger Reynolds, John Cage, and Pauline Olivieros while enrolled in the Master's program at USCD, in LaJolla, California. He worked extensively in the graduate Electronic Music Studio which featured a huge Buchla 200 series modular synthesizer and an equally large Moog Model IIIC modular synthesizer.
As Product Manager for Yamaha, Bob worked closely with major performing and recording artists during the development and introduction of new musical synthesizers. He has produced commercial music, sound design, and underscores for various commercial clients, and has programmed voice and sample libraries for recording artists and major manufacturers.