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