Bob Baldwin - contemporary jazz pianist, music composer, author, and producer|
Bob is a multi-facetted person. He is a Jazz Artist, Radio Host, Music
Presenter, Arts Advocate, Educator, and Author. He has "a vision to take his
gift of music to bless those less fortunate, and raise funds for organizations
in need of help." Bob is originally from Mount Vernon, N.Y.
He began playing
piano when he was four years old, and was taught by his father, Robert Baldwin,
Sr., who was an accomplished jazz pianist and upright bassist. In his youth, Bob
would accompany his father to jam sessions near home, and had the opportunity to
listen to and study the music of "the masters of the Westchester region." Later,
Bob was influenced musically by a number of artists, "strongly by Herbie
Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, EWF, Joe Sample, Ramsey
Lewis, Miles Davis, and George Duke." His style is "a by-product of these
artists." During the 80's, Bob performed with a who's who of talent, including
Roy Ayers, Gerald Albright Dean James, Chieli Minucci, Jocelyn Brown, Kim
Waters, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Najee, the late Grover Washington, Jr.,
and Noel Pointer and many others. (2010), Bob released "Never Can Say
Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson," "Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs Of Thom Bell" (2012).
"The Brazilian-American Soundtrack" (2016), "Never Out of Season " (2017), and
"Abbey Road and the Beatles," in 2018. Bob can be seen and heard in venues nationally and internationally. Links:
DC Bebop page.