Bob Mamet

Bob Mamet is an internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist and composer. Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, he attended the prestigious Peabody Conservatory before heading west to Los Angeles to begin a career as a composer and studio musician. Over the next several years he composed music for over a hundred projects in T.V. film, and advertising, in addition to touring as a sideman and bandleader.

Bob's distinctive mixture of Jazz styles and composition caught the ear of the major record labels, and in 1994 he signed with Atlantic Records. Bob recorded three highly successful albums for Atlantic, plus additional recordings for Sony and Warner Brothers. His collaborations with artists such as Alex Acuna, Larry Carlton, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, David Benoit and countless other top artists led Jazziz magazine to proclaim him a “brilliant composer” who gives his players “an intelligent, thoughtful, and vibrant musical landscape in which to work.”

During this period Bob released a string of hit records, garnering extensive radio airplay worldwide. Most notable among these was “Greenstreet,” a hybrid of acoustic and contemporary Jazz idioms. Greenstreet captured the imagination of Jazz and Pop listeners alike, topping the charts for 7 weeks, and remaining to this day a fixture on the radio.

Bob has played sold out shows from large festivals to renowned Jazz clubs, incorporating vibrant and diverse styles into his acoustic piano performances. He has been described as a “master of melody and structure” by The San Francisco Chronicle; “adventurous… sparkling… intriguing” by Jazz Times Magazine; and the Chicago Sun Times calls him simply “The Natural.”

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In a Family of Artists, Bob Mamet Is 'The Natural' -Chicago Sun Times

Without a wasted note in the bunch, this crew serves up classic jazz trio work without making it sound like old man jazz. A great listening date in any setting, this set has it all on the ball and mainstream jazz fans can use it as a cudgel to beat naysayers over the head when they turn up their nose at the notion of mainstream. This is a winner throughout. -Midwest Record

An understated player who digs into the meaningful refrains rather than the flashy runs, Mamet offers adventurous, challenging compositions which evolve and change

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Discography

London House Blues

London House Blues

Blujazz Productions
2014

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Impromptu

Impromptu

Counterpoint Records
2010

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Signs Of Life

Atlantic Jazz
1994

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