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MUSIC - Tobi Hero, Guitarist, songwriter and bandleader

PHOTOS   -   INTERVIEW   -   VIDEOS


Tobi grew up surrounded by music. His grandmother, Bessie Munson, was a famed Restaurateur and chef who owned several restaurants in Texas. "Some of the biggest names in Jazz and Blues played at Bessie Munson restaurants including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Ornette Coleman, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and many more."

"Being the grandson of Bessie Munson and third cousin of legendary bluesman King Curtis influenced and enhanced the musical career of Tobi Hero in ways we can only imagine. His life from the cradle until today has been filled with some of the best Jazz and Blues music in American Music History, music which he experienced LIVE and Unplugged. Tobi Hero has been performing professionally since the 10th grade and has never looked back."

During the early 1990's, Tobi performed at various restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley while writing and performing with other well known musicians in the area. His skills "led to concert promoters tapping Tobi Hero to open concerts and other large arena events to entice larger crowds."

From his musical associations grew his famous band, the "Tobi Hero and The All Star Band," which also has earned the nickname "The Los Angeles Super Band" made up from "some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry." Tobi Hero and The All Star Band reads like a "Who's Who" of music. Among the talented musicians performing with the band, "It is not uncommon to see Dennis Chambers (Santana's drummer), Gary Grainger (George Duke's bass player), Delmar Brown (Sting's keyboardist) and Ornette Coleman (saxophonist - one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement) playing with Tobi. All of them have played with some of the biggest names in music history.

Check out the Tobi Hero and the All Star Band performing at festivals, casinos, lounges and supper clubs near you.

INTERVIEW:

Blog Talk Radio - Tobi Hero Interview

VIDEOS:

Tobi Hero Allstar Band - 2013 NAMM Show


Tobi Hero


NAMM 2008 - Jam Session @amp; Gemini Booth