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.
I am excited to announce that some live performance venues are cautiously starting to open. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.
While we adjust to the 'new normal', I am continuing to do livestreaming events, and remain available via Skype and Facetime to provide lessons in jazz theory and performance to musicians of all ages and levels. I have also been busy writing new music and arranging old standards, so if you have a need please check out my new 'Compositions' page or contact me.
I look forward to seeing you on-line and live in the near future.
For more details and a full list of upcoming performances see the Events page.
Live Performances are Restarting!
Check the 'Events' Page for Upcoming Venues and Dates
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Live performances in Portland, OR and
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.
Listen to some previously unreleased performances on Rob's "Music" page
Listen to original charts available for purchase on Rob's "Composing & Arranging" page.
Rob has just completed a 6 week residency at a Minnesota artists center where he has written new music as well as arranged tunes by Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra.
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!
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
"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
"[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
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)
"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
"Scheps and band interject modal numbers and post-bop riffing amid mournful cool-jazz, Baker-esque ballads."
Comencio is available worldwide on disc and download at Amazon, Apple i-Tunes, and other platforms.