Bobby Selvaggio

Bobby Selvaggio

BandJazz

I have 2 main bands. "Bobby Selvaggio 5tet" is an original modern acoustic Jazz group. "Grass Roots Movement" is an original modern electric Jazz group.

Biography

Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading voices on alto sax in today's Jazz scene. In the words of two of todays main figures in Jazz: Kenny Werner - ".....Bobby is among the best of players out there...." and Joe Lovano - ".....Bobby is one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound.......". Bobby plays alto and soprano sax, alto clarinet, flute, is a bandleader of multiple projects, composer and arranger, Jazz clinician, and has a personal teaching studio. After living in New York City for 4 years, gigging all over the city at such places as the Vanguard and Birdland, and getting a Masters in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music, Bobby moved back to Cleveland with his family and has recorded 5 CD's, booked gigs and tours with his various bands, is continually creating new musical projects, and is writing a book on Jazz Improvisation. Besides his busy music schedule, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife Chelsea, son Julian, and cats Mingus and Maisy.

Discography

"Unspoken Dialogue" - Playscape Recordings 2006 featuring Kenny Werner, Ben Street, and Jamey Haddad.
"Modern Times" - Arabesque Recordings 2008 featuring Kenny Werner and Sean Jones.

Set List

5 songs a set. Mostly original material with a Jazz standard thrown in. Can do sets of all standard material.