Rob Schneiderman

Pianist Rob Schneiderman was born in Boston on June 21st 1957. At age 5 his family moved to Palo Alto, California where his mother, a classical pianist and teacher gave him lessons at age 8.

When he was 12 the family moved again, this time to San Diego where Rob first heard the Miles Davis recording "Kind of Blue".

At 16 he and a few classmates formed a group and started gigging, and about five years later he got the chance to play with Charles McPherson who had just moved to San Diego. Eddie Harris came through town and that gave Rob incentive to move to New York, which he did in 1982.

This is where he met and gained experience with Zoot Sims, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Jimmy Heath and George Coleman. In 1987 he toured Europe with the late Chet Baker.

Rob's playing has lyricism and great rhythmic power, he names his influences as Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Errol Garner, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland and Sonny Clark.

Recommended recordings:"New Outlook"Reservoir RSR CD 106
"Radio Waves"Reservoir RSR CD 120
"Standards" Reservoir RSR CD 126
"Dark Blue" Reservoir RSR CD 132