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.
“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
For the last year, we all collectively have lived a very different experience. Everyone in the music community has been impacted by Covid, but none more so than those who make a living from live performances.
The coming year brings us all the hope of better times, but it is still a long way back. Live performances are months away at the earliest, and some of the venues musicians have called home for years are gone for good.
So as you think of those still in need, please remember the artists who would have been performing at clubs, restaurants, and hotels, and are still waiting for the chance to play for you again.
**** NEW ALBUM UPDATE ****
Rob Scheps & The TBA Band
8 New Original Compositions
Both Download and Limited Edition CD at: robscheps.bandcamp.com
CD on Amazon (Coming Soon)
Download on i-Tunes
Click HERE to read a
review of Rob's new release
Radio Play for the New CD:
Thursday March 4th Saturday March 6th
1 pm CST 9 am EST
Afternoon Groove Jazz for the Common Man
KZUM- FM WESS - FM
Lincoln, NE E. Stroudsberg, PA
John Stowell & Rob Scheps
3.02.21: Sea Crab House - Seaside, OR
3.05.21: Attic Gallery - Camas, WA
3.10.21: Sea Crab House - Seaside, OR
Details on the 'Events' Page
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.
Rob's Video of the Month
Bring it on Home to Me
Listen to charts available for purchase on Rob's Compositions and Arrangements pages.
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
Live at the Churchill School
"The energy of live jazz has been missed over the last year, which makes an accomplished live record such as this all the more satisfying."
JAZZ SOCIETY OF OREGON
"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.