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ROB SCHEPS

SAXOPHONIST/FLAUTIST/COMPOSER

Email
(503)632-0282 Portland Or
(212)462-9491 NYC


BIOGRAPHY

Oregon native Rob Scheps began studying the tenor saxophone at age nine. He grew up on Long Island, New York. After having graduated high school at age sixteen, he enrolled in the New England Conservatory. He received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with Honors in performance in 1986. While living in the Boston area he led his own groups; most notably the True Colors Big Band. In 1988 he moved to New York, formed the Rob Scheps Core-tet and Bartokking Heads and established himself as a formidable force on the jazz scene.
A member of the Mannes College of Music Faculty,
Rob has been a workshop clinician at Bowdoin, Dartmouth,
Hunter, Lewis and Clark,UMKC/ Kansas City, Friends Univ.( Wichita,KS), and Whitman Colleges
as well as Portland State and the University of Connecticut.
PERFORMANCE/RECORDING RESUME
  • John Abercrombie
  • Muhal Richard Abrams
  • PDQ Bach
  • Jaki Byard
  • Gil Evans
  • Eddie Henderson
  • Terumasa Hino
  • Mel Lewis
  • Nancy King
  • Jack Mac Duff
  • Bob Moses
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Buddy Rich
  • Sam Rivers
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • Gunther Schuller
  • Mel Torme
  • Clark Terry
  • Julius Hemphill
  • Henry Threadgill
  • HONORS
    Down Beat Magazine Awards:
    Best Chamber Music Performance,Soprano Sax Solo (1985)
    Bas Relief, Best Funk Group (1984)
    Outstanding Performance, Tenor Sax Solo (1987)
    Outstanding performance, Rob Scheps Quintet(1987)
    COMPOSITION COMMISSIONS
    IN THE ARMS OF CRISIS, Brass Arts Collective,NYC
    GIFTS Private collection, Boston
    LISOTTE, commissioned by artist and sculptor, Louise Bourgeoise


    DISCOGRAPHY


    Terumasa Hino
    BLUESTRUCK
    Blue Note Records



    Bob Moses
    Time Stood Still
    Grammavision



    JCA with Sam Rivers & Julius Hemphill
    Flux
    Northeastern



    Duffy Jackson
    Swing,Swing,Swing
    Milestone/Fantasy



    Dmitri Matheny
    Red Reflections
    Monarch



    Darrell Katz
    Dreamland
    Cadence



    John Stowell
    The Brazil Project



    MAGNETS!
    MAGNETS!
    Live @ the Earshot Jazz Festival







    ******
    The Brazil Project
    is available for purchase by emailed
    request to coretet@hotmail.com.
    ******
    REVIEWS
    "Rob Scheps plays all the reeds, flute and piccolo,
    and plays them beautifully. He has performed with
    the Gil Evans Orchestra, Teramasa Hino, Roswell Rudd,
    and many others in Canada, Japan, Europe, on Broadway
    and all over America." John Stowell
    Another new release, King On The Road, features
    "West Coast Jazz Diva" vocalist Nancy King,
    bassist Glenn Moore and Rob Scheps (Cardas Records).


    Rob currently co-leads a bi-coastal jazz/funk project,
    MAGNETS! with Defunkt bassist Kim Clarke.

    You have been listening to Rob's "KURASAWA" from the
    MAGNETS!Live at the Earshot Jazz Festival
    Click below to order or hear more!




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    ROBS REVIEWS
    The Stranger
    Willamette Week
    Casa Valdez
    Willamette Week 2
    The Oregonian

    ROBS'S EVENTS (LINK)

    Dear friends:

    Due to a technical malfunction
    my guestbook had to be removed.
    Please direct all communication
    to my email address. Thank you.
    Peace,
    Rob
    coretet@hotmail.com