ROB BARGAD Piano, Organ, Songwriter, Arranger (b. 1962, Boston, MA)
After studying piano for 3 years with Kenny Barron at Rutgers University, Rob moved to New York City in 1984, where he started his Jazz career as accompanist for singing legends Little Jimmy Scott and Dakota Staton. In 1987 he spent a year as pianist for the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, touring the United States, Europe and Japan. And in 1991, Rob joined the Nat Adderley Quintet, with whom he played for nearly 8 years, toured the world and recorded 8 CD's.
Rob also performed, toured and/or recorded with: Gloria Lynne, Jeannie Bryson, Roy Hargrove, Laverne Butler, the Walter Booker Quintet, Bud Shank, Ronnie Jordan, and Alvin Queen, Jimmy Cobb’s Mobb and many more…
Rob has recorded several CD's as leader and co-leader - Better Times (Criss Cross), The Shadow Of Your Smile (Alfa Jazz), “Mom’s Good Wishes” (Central Station Music), and “Steal The Moon” (Sunnyside Records) with vocalist Carolyn Leonhart. Rob plays Hammond organ and sings on JOHNSON 3! What About Love? (Central Station) and also on Organic Mode’s “Nasty Junething” (Organic Records).
Rob’s new CD, Rob Bargad Trio Live at JazzSpot “J” Tokyo, has just been released on his own label BARNETTE Records.
Rob Bargad is now Professor of Jazz Piano at the Kärntnerlandeskonservatorium
Key B Duo (Hammond Style) Portable Organ