The Rob Bargad Reunion 7tet with Jerry Weldon

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Smalls , 183 W. 10th Street, New York, NY

After studying piano for 3 years with Kenny Barron at Rutgers University, Rob moved to New York City in 1984. Besides leading his own quartet, he served as accompanist for singing legends Little Jimmy Scott and Dakota Staton. In 1987 he joined the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, with whom he toured the United States, Europe and Japan. And in 1991, Rob joined the Nat Adderley Quintet, with whom he remained for 8 years, touring the world and recording 8 CDs.

Along the way, Rob has performed, toured and/or recorded with: the Harper Brothers, Jimmy Cobb's Mobb, Gloria Lynne, Jeannie Bryson, Roy Hargrove, Laverne Butler, the Walter Booker Quintet, Bud Shank, Curtis Fuller, Keiji Matsushima, Yoichi "Monkey" Kobayashi, Scotty Wright and pop singer/songwriter Justin Tracy.

The Reunion Septet consists of ROB BARGAD (piano) // JOE MAGNARELLI (trumpet) // DAVE SCHUMACHER (baritone sax) // JERRY WELDON (tenor sax) // MIKE KARN (bass) // JASON BROWN (drums) // DANIEL SADOWNICK (percussion)