Tenor Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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PERFORMER, COMPOSER, EDUCATOR

Rob Scheps is a renowned artist with his own citation in The Encyclopedia of Jazz.  He has performed with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Buddy Rich, Gil Evans, and John Abercrombie.  He tours actively worldwide, and leads bands in New York, Seattle, Portland, Kansas City & Honolulu.

A PERSONAL MESSAGE

Sadly, with the Covid resurgence this fall, the small advances made toward reopening live music venues have been reversed.  Until we can all be together safely, we will have to settle for being together remotely.

I am accepting new students for lessons via Skype and Facetime.  I welcome musicians of all levels, whether you want a series of lessons or just to work on something specific.

I am continuing my livestreamining jazz interview series, as well as  performing and recording whenever it is possible to do so safely.  Any support you wish to provide for these events is greatly appreciated by all who are working so hard to present them.

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season,

Rob

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NEWS

New Live Performance

December 4 - Camas, WA

Details on 'Events' page

Rob Interviewed on

'Please Join Me with Joe Traina'

 

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Bay City, OR area - Rob has a new show, Treasure Chest, on KAYN Radio, 92.9 .  Playing deep cuts of Hendrix, Prince, Devo, Talking Heads, and more.  All December, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3pm PST

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Livestreaming Jazz Interviews of World Renowned Artists Hosted by Rob Scheps are Continuing.  See the Full List of Upcoming Interviews and Links on the 'Events' page.

Next Up:

Tenor Great Billy Harper

12/13/20

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COMPOSITIONS

 

Listen to charts available for purchase on Rob's Compositions and Arrangements pages. 

Rob completed a 6 week residency at a Minnesota artists center.  Coming soon - new music as well as arrangements of tunes by Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra. 

RECORDING

Sessions in Eastern Oregon have resulted in a new series of recordings by Rob Scheps and the TBA Band:

Rob Scheps - soprano sax, flute

Matt Cooper - piano, accordion

Laurent Nickel - acoustic and electric basses

Michael Rodenkirch - drums; percussion

Luke McKern - guitar, African percussion

Check back for more information on an album release date and for samples of some of the new tracks!

REVIEWS

TOUR REVIEWS

Rob is garnering wide praise on his current tour.  Check out the reviews:

"This is an experience both exhilarating and, to anyone who has strummed a guitar or blown a horn, however feebly, humbling."

BAKER CITY HERALD

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"Rob Scheps deserves wider recognition. Since he arrived in New York City in the 1980s, he has been an important contributor to many bands, in addition to leading his own groups. He is also a nimble soprano saxophonist and flautist..."

HOT HOUSE JAZZ

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"[Scheps' performance with the Green Street Trio] had a sweet and mellow breakdown that allowed the upright bass and soprano sax to have their say." 

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE  

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ALBUM REVIEWS - Comencio

Continued rave reviews for Rob's latest CD, "Comencio" on Steeplechase Records:

"Here we have the inventiveness of John Coltrane, the swagger of Dexter Gordon and the lyricism of Ben Webster and this reviewer loved it."

JAZZ VIEWS (UK)

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"Rob Scheps is one of myriad musicians deserving of wider recognition and more frequent opportunities to record as a leader. Don’t overlook this strong session." 

NYC JAZZ RECORD

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"Scheps and band interject modal numbers and post-bop riffing amid mournful cool-jazz, Baker-esque ballads."

CHRONOGRAM MAGAZINE

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Comencio is available worldwide on disc and download at Amazon, Apple i-Tunes, and other platforms.

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