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Tenor Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

Flute

PERFORMER, COMPOSER, EDUCATOR
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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.

LATEST RECORDING:

 

Rob Scheps & The TBA Band

Live at the Churchill School

8 New Original Compositions

Now Available:

Both streaming and limited edition CD at: robscheps.bandcamp.com

CD on Amazon 

Download on i-Tunes
 

Reviews for 

'Live at the Churchill School'

[T]his CD, offer[s] a diverse array of originals, beautifully interpreted by a band [Rob] recruited during a return visit to his native Oregon...When Scheps switches to flute, his bright lyricism is even more prominent...A followup recording is strongly merited.

NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD

Read the full review on Rob's 'Press' page.

"Scheps has his own sound. He uses his soprano saxophone much like a trumpet one minute and a clarinet the next, issuing clarion calls that sail above the ensemble and playing emotion-packed arpeggios that hint of the Old World. And his flute playing on “Valentine” sings like a bird."

CHRONOGRAM

Read the full review on Rob's 'Press' page.

"[R]eminiscent of golden age John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter recordings.  [T]he album effectively features Scheps, who solos (often on soprano) brightly and virtuosicly over an array of sound palettes.  It sounds authentic and original, as if this is where one of the lines from Coltrane leads to today."

JAM MAGAZINE - Kansas City, MO

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(Click on Jam Magazine then Album Reviews)

"Rob Scheps is in a constant state of inspired passionate music. This latest document of his Quartet, "Live At The Churchill School", is full of new compositions with focus and a beautiful feeling. I was completely captured. BRAVO."

JOE LOVANO

"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

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"Strongly evokes the music of Wayne Shorter. . . stays cooking. Satisfying."

JAZZSCENE - Portland, OR

  

"Scheps has written a whole book of new tunes, eight of which appear on the Churchill album" . . . "an experience both exhilarating and humbling."

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NEWS

NEW MUSIC

Rob is  currently assembling a book of 30 of his original compositions, including new music.   There will be tunes in various styles and in a variety of moods - something for everyone.  The book will be available as hard copy or download.  Stay tuned for updates on availability!

PERFORMANCES

For those who were unable to see Rob live at the famed Smalls Jazz Club in New York City this year, here is the entire show for you to enjoy:

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

REVIEWS FOR ROB'S PERFORMANCES

"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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CONVO IMPROVVO
 

Livestream Jazz Interviews of World Renowned Artists Hosted by Rob Scheps 
Convo Improvvo is currently on hiatus.

For some past interviews, click here.

PERSONAL MESSAGE

 

“Where’s jazz going? I don’t know. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”

Thelonious Monk

 

Jazz remains a unique art form.  It can be simple and complex.  It can be mellow and raucous.  It can be soothing and provocative.  Jazz offers a voice to every artist, regardless as to their  perspective.

 

The joy of being a jazz composer is in bringing that voice to life.  The joy of being a jazz performer is in  finding an audience for that creation.  And the joy of being a jazz educator is in seeing how others interpret and expand upon that work.

Like Monk, I don't know where jazz will go next.  I only know that it is going to be an interesting trip. Let's all work together to find room for everyone to enjoy the journey.

Wishing you a joyous celebration of the season and best wishes for a happy new year.

 

Rob

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