an American experiance, an American original
B.S. Music Education (Clarinet Major) – College-Conservatory of Music
Master in Education – University of Cincinnati
PhD Studies – Ohio State University
Performer, leader, teacher, businessman – performed in big bands and groups in Cincinnati in the 50’s while attending CCM and the Univ. of Cincinnati – after finishing military service was on the staff of Ohio State University Music School teaching Music Theory and Music Appreciation while leading his big band The Fresh Approach, performing in small groups, and working as a sideman in shows and fairs in the Midwest. He spent 33 years in the health and fitness industry in the capacities of owner, consultant, manager, and trainer in sales and marketing.
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Jazz Radio Personality – Musician – Investment Consultant
Bob recently retired from Hilliard Lyons where he was a vice-president/ senior investment consultant. He has hosted jazz radio programs since 1970 on WOXR-FM, WNOP, and WVXU-FM where he produced and hosted "The Bop Connection" and "Jazz Arts Alive". As a musician Bob studied and played French Horn in high school and Miami University concert band and orchestra.
Self taught on keyboards, he began playing piano & organ in the late 50's performing in local roadhouses & dance halls with rhythm & blues bands. He was a lifetime recipient of a Lifetime Cammy Award for his work with The Lemon Pipers, who rose to the top of the pop charts in 1968 with their multi-million seller "Green Tambourine". Bob now plays Hammond organ, piano and sings with The Blues Merchants. He is also a director on the board of non profit organization Play It Forward.