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BIOGRAPHY

"Coltrane-ish intensity at the drop of a hat."   
- Boston Phoenix
"One more indication of the depth of the jazz renaissance." 
- Peter Watrous, NY Times

Oregon native Rob Scheps began studying the tenor saxophone at age nine. He grew up on Long Island, New York. After graduating high school, he enrolled in the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. There he received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with Honors in Performance.

While living in the Boston area, Rob formed and led his own groups, including the True Colors Big Band. In 1988 he moved to New York, where he formed the Rob Scheps Core-tet and the Bartokking Heads, firmly establishing himself on the jazz scene.

Rob continues to perform and record internationally.  He leads his own groups; Magnets! With Kim Clarke, The Rob Scheps Big Band, and the Rob Scheps Core-tet.  He has also performed with big bands  such as the Gil Evans Orchestra and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.  His range can be shown by the diversity of those with whom he has played.  A small sampling of those artists includes:

Jazz Performances & Recordings:

John Scofield

George Russell

Bob Moses

Trumasa Hino

Al Grey

Buddy Rich

Clark Terry

Sam Rivers

Duffy Jackson

Joey Calderazzo Quartet

Cecil Taylor

 

Popular Performances:

 

Ray Charles

Aretha Franklin

Mel Torme'

Liza Minnelli (soloist)

Lou Rawls (soloist)

Linda Ronstadt (soloist)

The Four Tops (soloist)

Little Anthony & The Imperials (soloist)

Please contact Rob for a complete list of performances and collaborations.