Tenor Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

Flute

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

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. 

Rob

For more details and a full list of upcoming performances see the Events page.

 

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NEWS

Live Performances are Restarting!

Check the 'Events' Page for Upcoming Venues and Dates

UPCOMING EVENTS

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September/October 2020

Live performances in Portland, OR and

Seattle, WA 

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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:

COMPOSING

 

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. 

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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