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Rob Espino began his interest in music at the age of 12 where he joined the local JR High band in Kingsville, TX and attended H. M. King High School where he studied under Mr. Fred Obert and Mr. Ronnie Rios of Alice, TX. Rob's professional career started in 1989 when he started playing violin with several Mariachi Groups from South Texas. His musical experience expanded in 1994 when he joined the “The Commandant's Own” The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the only Active Military Drum and Bugle Corps in existence today in Washington, D.C. In 1998, he requested a transfer to the Marine Corps Band in New Orleans, La.

In 2000, Rob was fascinated with the New Orleans music scene meeting, performing and recording with New Orleans musicians and bands such as; Leroy Jones, Craig Klein, Mark Mullins, Lucien Barbarin, Lillian Boutte, Topsy Chapman, Steve Pistorius, Tom Fischer, Bob, George, and Gerald French, Shannon Powell, Russell Batiste, Rick Trolsen, Mark Braud, the late Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen, Greg Stafford, Troy Andrews, George Porter Jr., and Kirk Joseph. Rob has performed with bands from New Orleans such as the Rebirth and Newbirth Brass Bands, the Dirty Dozen brass band, Bonerama, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Leroy Jones, The Storyville Stompers Brass Band, New Orleans All Star Brass band, Royal Players Brass Band, Ambassadors of New Orleans brass band, New Orleans Jazz Giants,The Treme Brass Band as well as groups such as U2 and Greenday.

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“Rob is an established guy there now, playing with just about everybody who matters.” -KDHX 2006 Aug08 St. Louis, Missouri.


Album Rob Espino Y Sus Amigos de Nueva Orleans by Rob Espino

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