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Bob Esterle

Bob Esterle-Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet

Bob has backed up such artists as Bob James, The Rat Pack (from Las Vegas), Michael Cavanaugh (from the Broadway Musical “Movin’ Out”), Bobby Caldwell, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Hal Linden, Red Skelton, and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. He has also performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Currently, Bob plays with his own group “Esto Jazz”, the Dave Banks Big Band, the Orchestra from the Cleveland Music Hroup, Kevin DiSimone, Billy Joe Wiseman and Yosef Greenberger.

His recording credits include jingles for the Cleveland Indians Franchise for the cable sports program entitled “Tribe TV”, the Prudential Insurance Company, Geauga Lake Amusement Park, the Summit Toy Company and various local radio stations.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Akron.


Album Review

Gaetano Letizia: Chartreuse

Read "Chartreuse" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

True story. There is a very picky, conservatory-trained bassist in the immediate vicinity, visiting from over the pond. She has extremely broad taste in music, but unyielding on fundamentals. Despite a childhood exposure to jazz of all kinds, she literally winces when a lot of big names, living and deceased, pour forth from the speakers. “Chartreuse" was playing. Said bassist, off in another room, makes a beeline and asks, “Who is that?" “You like?" “Yeah, sort of sounds Chris Thile--Brad ...

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Esto Jazz Plays Grand River Cellars Sunday, September 1st If you love Jazz and haven’t hear Esto Jazz then it’s time to put them on your “must see” list. The following are brief bios just to give you an idea of the talent in this band. Bob Esterle, Saxophones, has performed in a wide variety of musical groups— from symphony orchestras to Jazz big bands— throughout Ohio. He has backed up such artists as The Rat Pack (Las Vegas Tribute Group), Michael Cavanaugh (from the Broadway Production of “Movin’ Out”), Frankie Avalon, Bobby Caldwell, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, Rich Little, and Joan Rivers

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Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education/Performance, 24 years of both public and private teaching experience. Contact me for more information.




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


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