Bob Baldwin

Bob Baldwin

 New York City, New York, USA

International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin has recorded music on four continents, including the country of Brazil, which is the locale of his upcoming latest recording, "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack". He has had 10 CD's land in the Billboard top 20 Jazz since 2000. In addition to Rio De Janeiro, he's also recorded in Dubai, The UK, Spain, Canada, and Johannesburg, South Africa.


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This is my 30th year of my first release. "I've Got a Long Way To Go" went into effect in 1988! Can't believe I've reached this milestone. The title alone says it how does one celebrate this?

I thought the best way to celebrate is to put out more MUSIC!!

That said, we've re-mastered the out-of-print "Never Can Say Goodbye", and "Welcome to the Games" (originally released 1997), while stirring the pot with some new unreleased tracks along the way. There's also a disc dropping later this year.


Bio (by A. Scott Galloway)

Across a career for which a two decade milestone was achieved in 2013 with his twentieth CD Twenty, Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz - both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others. Recently, he has twice honored the canons of giants: Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (2010) and Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs of Thom Bell (2012). What he will release next as a tribute will be massive and unpredictable.

Since 2000, the New York Pianist/Arranger has reached the top-20 Billboard Jazz charts and continues to brew new music every 12-18 months like clockwork.

For 2017 and part of 2018, Baldwin has been in the trenches, spicing up his older masters, and running it through current equipment to keep in step with sites like Tidal, who shines with 24-bit masters. 2016 brought us The Brazilian-American Soundtrack, recorded in Brazil, Atlanta and New York. Baldwin tapped into Stevie Wonder's catalog in 2015 with MelloWonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie – an unprecedented one-from-the-heart that has taken him two years to lovingly assemble.

In addition to his work as a musician, Bob Baldwin hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show ('The NewUrbanJazz Lounge' broadcast across the African American Public Radio Service and the Internet) and author of the music biz E-book:  “You Better Ask Somebody (Staying On Top of Your Career in the ‘Friggin’ Music Business)” (2011).

Bob Baldwin [born Robert Garfield Baldwin, Jr. in Mt. Vernon, New York] is a jazz artist, composer, keyboardist, producer, arranger, radio host and author.  His father, Robert Garfield Baldwin Sr. who recorded one solo LP under his leadership, played piano with bassists Keter Betts and Art Davis. Bob’s cousin is renowned pianist Larry Willis so he clearly stems from musical excellence.

Bob began being taught piano by his father at age 4. His musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, Earth Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder and the late, greats Joe Sample, Miles Davis and George Duke. In 1986, he formed The Bob Baldwin/Al Orlo Project in New Rochelle, NY, performing at the legendary club the Bottom Line in New York City, opening up for Tom Browne of “Funkin’ for Jamaica” fame, and this led to his first production effort with trumpeter Tom Browne on a gospel-jazz offering entitled “No Longer I”.

In addition to sideman work complimenting the likes of singers Phil Perry and Will Downing, and the late, legendary instrumentalists Grover Washington, Jr. and Noel Pointer, Baldwin released a concept project in 1988, prophetically titled "I've Got a Long Way to Go" on Malaco Jazz, and that led to Bob meeting his heroes Roberta Flack and Herbie Hancock at a Sony Innovators ceremony in Beverly Hills, and was selected by the aforementioned Flack from over 300 applicants. That led to an eventual signing by then President Sylvia Rhone to the Atlantic Jazz label. What followed was Rejoice (1990) and Reflections of Love (1992) featuring Lenny White, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, and James Robinson, among others. A third album for Atlantic Jazz, State of Mind was slated for 1994 but never released due to the shuttering of the label. What has followed is a total of 23 cd's to date with a personal goal of over 40 to be released.



Full discography here

2017 - Never Can Say Goodbye (Remix)

2016 - The Gift of Christmas (Full CD)

2016 - The Brazilian-American Soundtrack

2015 - Mellowonder/Songs in the Key of Stevie

2013 - Twenty

2013 - A Christmas Gift (Holiday)

2013 - Never Out of Season (Gospel - Jazz)

2012 - Betcha by Golly Wow: The Songs of Thom Bell

2011 - Re - Vibe

2010 - Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

2009 - Looking’ Back (Greatest Hits)

2008 -

2007 - The Sanctioned Bootleg Vol. 1 (Live)

2005 - All in A Day’s Work

2004 - Brazil Chill

2002 - Standing Tall

2002 - The American Spirit: A Smooth Jazz Celebration

2000 -

1997 - Cool Breeze

1996 - Welcome to The Games

1992 - Reflections of Love

1990 - Rejoice

1988 - Long Way To Go


(Year / Album / Artist /  

2014   Lip Service Richard Elliot 

Arranger, Composer, Keyboards

2014   Quantum Drive  Ragan Whiteside  

Producer, Composer, Drum Programming, Featured Artist, Keyboards, Piano, Soloist, Vocals (Background)

2013   Cover Story: Smooth Jazz Plays Your Favorite

Bass, Drums, Featured Artist, Keyboards, Piano, Producer

2013   Crossing Over Kim Scott


2013   Whisper Marion Meadows

Producer, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards

2012   Down in Brazil John Dukich

Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, String Arrangements, Piano, Vocals (Background)

2012   Evolve Ragan Whiteside

Composer, Featured Artist

2012   The Funky Joint Paul Brown

Composer, Keyboards

2011   A Smooth Jazz Holiday

Composer, Primary Artist

2011   Live at the X! Dennis Bell Jazz NY / Lynette Washington

Master of Ceremonies

2011   The Complete Columbia Albums Collection Grover Washington

Arranger, Composer, Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming, MIDI Programming, Producer

2010   Luxury Soul Composer, Primary Artist, Producer

2008   Easier Than It Looks Freddy V.

Arranger, Audio Production, Keyboards

2008   Grooves for the Season Holiday Sampler [Circuit City Exclusive] Primary Artist

2008   Grooves from the Edge 

2006   Luxury Soul 2006

Primary Artist

2006   Smooth Urban Grooves Soul Providers

Member of Attributed Artist, Keyboards, Bass (Electric), Drums, Percussion

2006   Strength Gil Parris

Main Personnel, Keyboards, Featured Artist

2006   Sweet & Sexy: Best of New Urban Primary Artist

2005   Love Pages Cafe Soul All Stars

Producer, Keyboards, Track Programmer

2005   Narada Jazz: The Singles Composer, 

Primary Artist

2004   Guitar, Saxes and More

Primary Artist

2004   Intellipop Rhonda Smith

Producer, Keyboards, Drum Programming

2004   It's Your Move Freddie Jackson

Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals (Background), Vocal Arrangement

2004   Jazziz: What In The World, Vol. 4

Primary Artist

2004   Smooth Jazz And R&B Scenes

Keyboards, Programming, Vocals (Background)

2004   Trios Grover Washington

Producer, Arranger, Keyboards, Drums, Drum Programming, Composer

2004   Wave Music, Vol. 6

Composer, Primary Artist

Full discography here

Set List

Not in order (All tracks recorded by Bob Baldwin)

Chameleon (Parts 1 & 2) (Herbie Hancock)

Butterfly (Herbie Hancock)

People Make The World Go Round (Stylistics classic)

The Way She Looked at Me (Original)

Welcome to Planet Funky Onion (Original)

Ukuphila (South African Original)

Cafezinho (Brazilian Original)