Biography: Robert Jospe Trio
ROBERT JOSPE began his career in New York City. After attending New York University he became an active player in the New York jazz and rock scene for 15 years until he moved to Charlottesville, Va. A member of the University of Virginia's music department's performance faculty since 1989, ROBERT JOSPE teaches jazz drumming and is a member of UVA's highly acclaimed faculty jazz ensemble, The Free Bridge Quintet. Since 1992 he has received an ongoing touring grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for his band Inner Rhythm and his educational lecture/demonstration The World Beat Workshop.
In 2004 ”Hands On” ROBERT JOSPE’s fourth CD as leader was released by Random Chance Records. His last two CDs “Time To Play” and “Blue Blaze” received four stars in DownBeat Magazine and had top of the charts national radio play . (see Press) "Hands On" features the same powerful group of musicians including Kevin Davis on percussion, Jeff Decker on saxophones, Bob Hallahan on piano, John D'earth on trumpet, Pete Spaar on bass, Royce Campbell on guitar and Elias Bailey on bass.
ROBERT JOSPE was nominated for a Governor's Award for the Arts in 2000. He was featured on Black Entertainment Television's program "The Jazz Scene" in February, 2001. In 2003 he was featured in Modern Drummer Magazine and on www.jazzweek.com and was an Independent Music Award Jazz finalist. He is also featured in the June 2004 issue of JazzTimes Magazine.
ROBERT JOSPE has performed on CD's and/or in concert with Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Dave Matthews, Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Tim Reynolds, Carter Beauford, John D'earth, Jeff Decker, John McCutcheon, Willie Nelson, and Robin and Linda Williams. He has also performed on numerous soundtracks for PBS, The Discovery Channel and independent film projects. His first album of original compositions entitled 'Inner Rhythm' also featured Michael Brecker, along with Dave Liebman, John D'earth, and John Abercrombie.
With his Trio, ROBERT JOSPE plays a great variety of jazz and Latin standards. His line-up of drums, bass and piano, with the option to add horns, is perfect for a low-key cocktail party or wedding.
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