Jazz For the New Horizon...
      At about the same age that he was learning his ABC’s, Bobby had a guitar in his hands.  At this time, the five year old heard a voice, he says, from heaven.  The voice said, and he quotes, “You will play the guitar…”  And thankfully, for us, he did.
      Bobby started honing his skills as a guitarist emulating the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and other blues/rock players of the era. Upon hearing a recording of John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Miles Davis, Bobby knew that he found his true love in music;  that is, the music of jazz and jazz improvisation. 
      At this time, he began searching to find his own "voice" on the guitar, all the while gaining knowledge from those who came before him. Although only a young teenager, a close friend brought Bobby into a local jazz club not long after. Tommy, a proficient jazz guitarist himself, along with his band, sparked further interest in musicians such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and Bobby’s mentor and friend, the great Pat Martino.
      Their styles, along with others such as jazz great Joe Pass and fusion pioneers Larry Coryell and Allan Holdsworth, influenced Bobby’s playing, helping him find his own musical "voice."  Bobby not only began playing guitar at a young age, but became an inspired vocalist as well. Some of his favorites, then and now, include the incomparable Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and of course, Stevie Wonder.  
      Bobby’s career as a musician and vocalist is as diverse as humanly possible. Although his first love is jazz, he has written and performed contemporary, rock, dance, hip-hop, R&B, etc…and has played, written, and sang on literally hundreds of commercials for television and radio (both national and international). His credits also include music for film, documentaries, and in-house productions. Live performance, however, has always been a large part of Bobby’s musical career, and his mission is to spread God’s love for all of us with his gift of music. Upon hearing a sample of his instrumental and vocal virtuosity, you will agree that the voice he claims to have heard years ago was right.
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