Bobby Rice & SANDUNGA
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Aug
12
Bobby Rice & SANDUNGA @ Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Jul
28
Bobby Rice & SANDUNGA @ Beaches International Jazz Festival

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jul
27
Bobby Rice & SANDUNGA @ Beaches International Jazz Festival

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Cha Cha For Christina, Un-Bossa Blue and Some Of Don's Things have received regular airplay on Jazz FM 99.1 in Toronto

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BOBBY RICE

(416) 516-4543
163 Sterling Rd #12A
Toronto, Ontario
M6R 2B2

Trumpeter/ Composer/ Arranger

Bobby Rice (Bob) was born in Canada in 1967, and has resided in Canada ever since. Bobby has just recently won "Best Canadian Composition" at the Music Aid Intermational Music Awards, for his song "Transition". He has an honors diploma in music from Humber College and a B.A. in jazz studies from TRU. He has also taught in the Humber College music program and has been a professional musician since 1987. Bobby has done extensive work in the jazz and Latin scenes in Toronto, including: touring with Eliana Cuevas as a soloist and touring and recording with the Juno nominated Diego Marulanda & Pacande. Bobby has now put together an incredible Latin jazz band full of Canada’s finest musicians, and finished his first solo CD after receiving an Ontario Arts Council recording grant. The CD is titled “BOBBY RICE & SANDUNGA” and is a powerhouse combination of original Jazz, Salsa, and Mambo inspired by the likes of Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Michel Camilo and Irakere. The band has performed over the last few years at venues such as The Beaches International Jazz Festival (with Hilario Duran), The Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival (with Hilario Duran), “The Rex” jazz bar in Toronto, and has performed at “The JVC jazz festival” as well. Bobby has also performed and/or recorded with groups such as: The Drifters, Gary Morgan & Panamericana, Diego Marulanda and “Pacande”, Njacko Backo, NOJO, Whitney Smith’s “Big Steam Band, John Cheesman Orchestra as well as many others. He has also performed with artists such as Shania Twain, Mary Wilson (Supremes), Bill Cosbie, Luise Pitre, Robert Pilon, Michael Burgess, Frankie Vali, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Jackie Richardson, Rik Emmett, Gary Morgan, Hilario Duran, Eliana Cuevas, George Oliver, and many others. He has also performed in festivals all over Canada and the United States including: The Montreal Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival (Du Maurier), Vancouver Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival and the Yukon Music Festival as well as many others.

Bobby Rice selected discography
Diego Marulanda & PACANDE “KE’MA” Indie (2005) Salsa/Columbian Folk
George Oliver “Caught Away” Indie (2004)
Rik Emmett “Good Faith” Rockit Sounds, (2003) Jazz
Njacko Backo "Conscience of Africa" Afro (2003)
Judy & David “Matzo Ball” All Together Now Entertainment Inc (2001) Child Rock
Diego Marulanda & PACANDE, “Por El Sol”, Indie (2000) Salsa (Juno nominated)
Angel Luis & Energia Latina “Best of Beaches International Jazz Festival” Pacific(1999) Salsa
Angel Luis & Energia Latina “Cantando Suave” Factor (1998) Salsa
Primal Therapy Indie (1998) Jazz Rock
Johan Aguirre & ORQUESTA BESTIAL “Saborigen” Indie (1998) Salsa
Diego Marulanda & Pacande “La Verraquera” Factor (1996) Columbian folkloric