Rob Schneiderman Trio


Pianist Rob Schneiderman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, raised in California, and has resided in New York City for over 30 years. His Jazz career began in San Diego playing piano for visiting soloists such as Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, Harold Land and Charles McPherson. A move to New York in 1982 led to performing and touring experience with J.J. Johnson, Chet Baker, James Moody, Art Farmer and Clifford Jordan, including trips to Europe and Japan.

A performance fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts featured Rob with George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Claudio Roditi, and Slide Hampton. The collaboration with Slide resulted in the CD "New Outlook", the first of Rob’s ten recordings for the Reservoir Music label. Among the sidemen featured on these dates are Charles McPherson, Billy Higgins, Rufus Reid, Brian Lynch, Ralph Moore, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash, Akira Tana, Billy Hart, Gary Smulyan and Ben Riley. Rob’s recordings as a sideman include sessions with Eddie Harris, J.J. Johnson, TanaReid, and Brian Lynch.

Rob’s latest recording as a leader, "Tone Twister", was released in Fall of 2017 on Brian Lynch’s Hollistic MusicWorks label. "Tone Twister" features Brian Lynch on trumpet, Ralph Moore on saxophone, Gerald Cannon on bass, and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.

Rob received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley, and is currently on the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Lehman College, City University of New York.

For over six years, bassist Robb Fisher toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal's Grammy Award winning album, "La Onda Va Bien" and Grammy Nominee album, "Gozame Pero Ya." He has also worked extensively and recorded with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Tania María, Clare Fischer, Rob Schneidermann, Eddie Marshall, Dick Whittington, and Anita O’Day.

Robb appeared here previously with Doug Webb, Jon Mayer, Charlie McCarthy, George Cotsirilos, and the Robb Fisher-Keith Saunders Trio.

Drummer Akira Tana has worked with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Zoot Sims, Hubert Laws, Milt Jackson, Jim Hall, Art Farmer, Tete Montoliu, Paul Winter, Paquito D'Rivera, James Moody, J.J. Johnson, Lena Horne, the Heath Brothers, and Manhattan Transfer. He has appeared on over 150 recordings.

Tana co-led a quintet with bassist Rufus Reid, called TanaReid, which released five CDs. A further five CDs followed with his own bands, Otonowa, and The Secret Agent Men Band.

Akira appeared here previously with Larry Vuckovich, Jerome Sabbagh, Jon Mayer, Knucklebean, and the Tim Armacost/David Berkman Quartet.