Bob Reynolds Group
FRIDAY 05 APRIL - 8:00 PM
Bob Reynolds saxophone, leader
Ruslan Sirota piano, keyboards
Janek Gwizdala bass
Chaun Horton drums
Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he is a prolific composer and recording artist with eight top-selling solo albums to his credit. He also has a substantial online following for his YouTube vlog.
Tonight he performs with his excellent band, with music from their 2018 release Quartet. These four musicians play a breed of jazz that leans heavily on soul, r&b, and dark pop, with a dynamic range that catches audiences by surprise. Formed in Los Angeles in 2015, the band has built a solid following through a 2-year monthly residency at the famous Baked Potato Jazz Club, which they now consistently sell out, along with the Blue Whale Jazz Club.
A self-assured saxophonist and an unassuming yet effective composer… New York Times
…Reynolds flexes an assured hand with melding hip-swiveling jazz and funk as a bandleader. LA Times
JazzSmart are proud to announce in conjunction with The University of Southampton and D’Addario, an amazing one day saxophone masterclass with the fantastic Bob Reynolds. Within the sessions Bob will cover everything and anything to do with the saxophone, improvisation, practice-time-optimization, the music business etc.
Kevin Appleby, Turner Sims Concert Hall Manager, said ‘I’m delighted that linked to Turner Sims bringing Bob Reynolds and his quartet to perform as part of our international jazz series on Friday 5 April we can partner with JazzSmart and the University Music Department on this workshop. It promises to be a memorable two days with one of the stellar players on the global jazz scene.‘