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
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.