At the insistence of his parents, Robert began studying piano when he was eight. By the time he was sixteen he had acquired an electric piano, a synthesizer, a TEAC 4-track recorder, and a sound understanding of music theory. Robert spent his after school hours writing songs, experimenting with multitrack recording, and loving every minute of it.
Robert’s first album, Time, Space, and Gasoline, was released online in April, 2008, and was met with wide international acclaim, notably in Europe and Japan. The songs “Sao Paulo” and “Cold December Rain” quickly charted in the Smooth Jazz Top 10 category on Soundclick.com, with “Cold December Rain” claiming the number one spot for 3 weeks.
Songs of Innocence/Songs of Experience, a collection of instrumental works inspired by the verses of pre-Romantic English poet William Blake, is the scheduled follow-up to Time, Space, and Gasoline. It is due to be released online soon. Robert is currently at work on Beowulf, his latest concept album.
Robert currently plays in On the Cool Side, an Atlanta-based jazz quartet. He accompanied Patti Holiday at the W. C. Handy Jazz Festival in Florence, AL in the summer of 2009, where the duo opened for Eric Essix. Robert has also been very active in the music programs of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Florence, AL and St. Francis of Assisi in Cartersville.
Robert is also available for weddings, session work, and substitutions. For more information, please contact him.
In all of his spare time, Robert teaches English Literature to middle school students. He enjoys reading, listening to a wide variety of music, and collecting vintage musical instruments. His political slant is moderately extreme righto-leftism. Robert likes Monty Python, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Clint Eastwood westerns, Victorian literature, German chocolate cake, and dogs.
Robert is a member of ASCAP and AFM Local 148-462.
Steely Dan (Donald Fagan), Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Yes (Rick Wakeman), Elton John, ELP (Keith Emerson), J.S.Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Enya, The Carpenters (Richard Carpenter), the St. Louis Jesuits, Weather Report,and Herbie Hancock.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Covered stage if performance is outdoor
Solo Jazz & Pop List (partial)
A Day In the Life of a Fool
Ain't No Sunshine
As Time Goes By
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can't Help Falling in Love
Come Away With Me
Dedicated To You
Dust In the Wind
Dock of the Bay
Do It Again
Fields of Gold
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
I Can See Clearly Now
If You Could Read My Mind
I Will Remember You
Killing Me Softly
Love Will Keep Us Alive
Love For Sale
Moonlight In Vermont
My Funny Valentine
(The) Nearness of You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Take It To the Limit
What a Wonderful World
Your’re No Good
Wedding music list includes most popular selections.
Classic Rock, Rock, Folk, and Pop lists include most hits from the 1950's through the 1980's
Available for Your
Band Member Wanted, Bar/Lounge, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Hotel, Private Party, Quinceañera, Restaurant, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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