After spending a career in international business, you’d think Bob Wagner would want to sit back, relax and enjoy life at his home in St. Paul de Vence, France.
Mais, non! Bob is just getting started. This time, it’s his work as a jazz composer and musician he’s taking to the next level, delving into a career as a recording artist. It’s work that Bob has always done, just not often in public. “I have very much remained the dark horse in the music arena,” he says.
A dark horse, that happens to be a powerful and proven musical steed. Since taking up songwriting as a university student in the 1950s, Bob has amassed over 150 compositions; mostly big band-era jazz tunes that have been well received on the international stage. His song, “No Small Talk Please” was recorded by Universal Music artist Laura Fygi on her CD, “Change.” The song is actually Bob’s first composition, and has also been recorded by Andy Williams, who performed it on NBC’s Steve Allen Tonight Show in New York in 1954.