SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013
JAIME VALLE - BOB MAGNUSSON
JAZZ ON SATURDAY
WINE AND DINE AT HARRY'S ON SATURDAY EVENINGS
ENJOY FEATURED JAZZ MUSICIANS
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Jazz Trio -- Born in NYC in 1947 while his father attended the Julliard School of Music, Bob was raised in a musical family. In his earlier years he studied the French horn for 12 years and as a teenager, added classical guitar studies. Coaxed by friends to play the electric bass in rock and rhythm & blues bands, at the age of 19 his interest made a definitive turn toward jazz.An intense study of the string bass ensued.
Two years later, in 1968, Bob moved to Las Vegas and within a short period of time joined the Buddy Rich Band. After a one-year stint with Rich he returned to Las Vegas to work in show bands and as a member of the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra. In 1971 he joined Sarah Vaughan's trio for two years. Working with drummer Jimmy Cobb afforded Bob many rich musical experiences. Bob's next move was back to his hometown, San Diego, where he became a memer of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
In 1975, Bob rejoined Sarah Vaughan and moved to the LA area where he recorded music for jass recordings, TV, films and jingles. Bob's personal discography lists over 200 recordings. Counted among his most memorable experiences were performing and touring with the Art Pepper Quartet, the Benny Golson Quartet and the Joe Farrell Quartet. Under contract with the Discovery label, Bob made several recordings under his own name.
Relocating to San Diego in 1983, Bob has enjoyed the varied experiences of playing in local venues, participatng in studio work, performing on the road with varied artists, and teaching. He has recorded for a number of fine pop artists, including Linda Ronstadt (with whom he worked on the road for three years), Natalie Cole, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Raitt, 10,000 Maniacs, and Madonna. He also performed with many jazz artists including Hank Jones, Cedar Walton, Jimmy Heath, Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, and many others. Over the years Bob has done extensive traveling, performing in many of the world's finest concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Bob as also received notoriety as a teacher and clinician. He was a faculty member of Musican's Institute in Hollywood, CA, taught for two summers at the Centrum School of Creative Arts in Washington, and taught at the Colorado School of the Arts. In 1998 he joined the faculty of San Diego Mesa Community College where he currently teaches harmony, theor, jazz improvisiation to and esemble class and private students. He joined the faculty of San Diego State Univ. and Point Loma Nazarene Univ. where he instructs private bass students. He wrote "The Art of Walking Bass" which was published in 1999.
Appearing alternating Saturdays. Please check with the restaurant for the complete schedule.