All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Robert Landham

Robert Landham Robert Landham

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Robert Landham began his formal musical studies in grade school at age 10, and in three years, began attending the prestigious Settlement Music School, where he received conservatory training in clarinet performance. During this time, he also began studying the saxophone, and by age 16, toured Europe with the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir.

Graduating from the University of The District of Columbia with a bachelor's degree in music performance, Mr. Landham went on to study harmony with famed John Coltrane mentor, Dennis Sandoli. Robert has played in a variety of musical settings, performing and/or recording with: Barry Harris, Nat Adderly, Gladys Knight, The Dells, Grover Washington Jr., Wallace Roney, Christian McBride, Stanley Turrentine, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Teddy Pendergrass, Joey DeFrancesco, Stanley Clarke, Emeril Live, and many more.

Robert currently performs world-wide with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which recently returned from a tour of mainland China and Taiwan. As an educator, Mr. Landham has taught at the Settlement Music School for 10 years as director of the Rohm and Haas Jazz Ensemble and also giving instruction in saxophone and clarinet.

In addition, he has taught music in both public and private school settings in the cities of New York and Philadelphia and continues to devote his time to teaching youth through summer music programs and private lessons.


Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and through our retail affiliations you'll support us in the process.

Rare vinyl LPs and CDs from over 1,000 independent sellers
CDs, Vinyl, Blu-Ray DVDS, Prime membership, Alexa, SONOS and more
Specializing in high resolution and CD-quality downloads
Specializing in music, movies and video games
Marketplace for new, used, and vintage instruments and gear

All About Jazz needs your support

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.