The Rob Bennion Band

The Rob Bennion Band

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With his Band that does it all, Rob Bennion has entertained crowds from Vancouver to Miami Beach. Performing Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Classics, 80s, 70s, and much more. Recently featured at a fashion show in NYC, Rob headlined the Okayama Jazz Festival last year in Japan. See RobBennion.com for details.

Biography

Rob spent his first few years living on a farm in rural Utah. According to Bennion's mother, Rob was singing to himself long before he learned how to speak.
After the family moved to Houston, Rob picked up the saxophone, which became Bennion’s musical passion and pursuit.

Bennion furthered his education at Brigham Young University, playing in various groups from the big bands to small combos. He Studied privately with saxophone legend Ray Smith and played in percussion guru Jay Lawrence’s salsa combo, as well as renowned composer Christian Asplund’s experimental groups, the clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, Celtic, ragtime and jazz combos. During school Bennion joined nationally-touring reggae band Two-and-a-half White Guys, touring the United States and Canada. Rob's own trio No Street played his original compositions, and he played in the Peery Blues Project and Salsa band Orquesta Caribe. He played lead tenor and lead alto alternately in local big bands as well as smaller jazz groups. There he met his Costa Rican wife Nicolle.

In 2005 Rob Bennion relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where he played saxes, flute, clarinet, and effects pedals in various groups, including Brazilian group Bossanossa, progressive rock band Cramer, and party band Plan B.

In 2006 the Bennions moved to Marugame, Japan. Rob Bennion was the artist in residence playing 6 nights a week at Marugame's Saso Luxury Club.

Rob Bennion returned to the United States summer 2007, where he currently composes, performs, and collaborates with musicians ranging in styles from Salsa to Hip-Hop. As a husband and father, a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese; Rob's life experience comes through in his compositions and performances.

In October 2008 Rob was the headlining performer at the Okayama Jazz Festival and other jazz clubs. He was also featured as the musical guest on KJZZ TV Channel 14's "Cooking Delight" with Jennifer Burns. He has composed theme music for the Mayan Restaurant, various video games and TV pilots, and short films. Please visit www.RobBennion.com for more information.

Discography

Nature Boy (2009)
Let It Snow (2008)
Standards (2007)
No Street (2005)

Set List

Jazz/latin/bossa:
What a Wonderful World
Aint Misbehavin
My One and Only Love
Corcovado
Take Five
A Day in the Life of a Fool
Almost Like Being in Love
At Last
All of Me
How High the Moon
Body and Soul
My Foolish Heart
It Had to be You
My Funny Valentine
When I fall in Love
Can't Help Falling in Love
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
You are the Sunshine of my Life
Naima
Unforgettable
Way you look tonight
Aint no Sunshine
Always on my mind
Bewitched
Everything
My Favorite Things
Nature Boy
It's only a Paper Moon
Summertime
Fly me to the Moon
Little Boat
Lover Man
Misty
All the Things You are
Angel Eyes
Blue Moon
Caravan
Desafinado
One Note Samba
Let's Fall in Love
Like Someone in Love
My Way
Nearness of You
Girl from Ipanema
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Foggy Day
Georgia
No More Blues
I Got Rhythm
In a Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood
Satin Doll
When You Wish Upon a Star
Stardust
It Don't Mean a Thing
Take the A Train
Wave

Dance