Bob has been playing the saxophone for over 20 years. He started out on alto saxophone and played in the high school marching and jazz (stage) bands. He served as President of the band his Junior and Senior years. He loved playing so much, he even spent his summers playing in band camps across the city. In college, I took a break from playing in the marching band, but continued to play for personal enjoyment. I then took a bit of a break from playing until I attended a Kenny G concert. After hearing Kenny G, I immediately went out to look for a soprano sax! I even decided to start taking lessons again from a sax professional, Horace Young, to get back in the playing groove properly. Horace was great at challenging me to reach new playing levels outside of my normal comfort zone.
I have been very fortunate to play with some of the very best musicians Houston has to offer in a contemporary church setting as well as the studio and in various bands. I have played with the First Colony and River Pointe Church bands.
I love the contemporary jazz genre and there are so many great players out there in that space. So, my influences have been many and varied, but if I had to come up with favorites (very hard to do) my main picks would be Kirk Whalum, Richard Elliot, Boney James, Bob Reynolds and, of course, Warren Hill. In fact, just recently I had the honor of meeting Warren and hanging out with him while he was in town for one of his concerts. He listened to me play and within an hour gave me the most incredible playing advice I could ever ask for. He is the ultimate master saxophonist, great teacher and genuinely nice person. My other musical influences from an R&B and blues perspective are Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Michael McDonald.
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