Robert Hurst

A Detroit native, Hurst has enjoyed a stellar career spanning 30 years, and is a highly respected and well recognized composer, electric and acoustic bassist, educator, recording artist, and business man. His cultivation into a membership of talented musicians from around the world was fostered by lengthy tours and GRAMMY® Award winning recordings featuring: Sir Paul McCartney, Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams, Nicholas Payton, Sting, Carl Allen, the legendary Pharaoh Sanders, Barbara Streisand, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Ravi Coltrane, Chris Botti and Diana Krall. Robert Hurst has performed on over 150 diverse and critically acclaimed recordings. A select group of these productions have garnered him performances yielding seven GRAMMY® Awards, several RIAA ® certified- Multi-Platinum and Gold recordings whilst his own seven recordings as a Bandleader have all generated Top Ten and Five Star recognition around the Globe. It is probable that you have identified Hurst amongst the jazz world’s most promising new groups and established artists; however, you may also recognize Robert Hurst as the inaugural bassist in the house band of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno for eight seasons, from 1992 to 1999. His work in performing, directing, arranging, and composing on the NBC program were highlighted with four EMMY® Awards in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

Detroit

Clinic/Workshop Information

“ROBERT HURST: ON A DAILY BASSIST” Let’s engage ourselves in a forum designed to maximize the benefits of our ongoing investment in and dedication to the Modern Musician. I would like to offer you a unique opportunity to gain access to my Story, outlining what it took for me as a Bassist, Composer, Producer, and Educator to accomplish performances yielding: Seven -GRAMMY’s ®, Four- EMMYs ® , Six- RIAA ® certified Multiple Platinum and Gold records, Score for Major Motion Film, and record a plethora of critically acclaimed diverse music. Let me identify my beliefs, the rules and principles re: The Daily Bassist, Good Intentions/ I Do My Job, A Great Band, The Business, Session Work, the Live Stage, Pedagogy and Technique, Your Gear, the Power of the Rhythm Section and the Sport of it All

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Discography

Black Current Jam

Black Current Jam

Dot Time Records
2018

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BoB: A Palindrome

BoB: A Palindrome

Bebob Records
2013

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Big Queen

Big Queen

Robert Hurst
BoB: A Palindrome

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