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Bob Wagner

2018 marks Bob's debut as a solo recording artist. Together up with pianist Peter Hillard, bassist Rannan Meyer, and drummer Sean J. Kennedy Bob has released Toot Suite, a collection of six elegant and jazzy pieces written for solo trumpet and jazz trio written by renowned french composer Claude Bolling. Over the past 25+ years, Bob Wagner has maintained a consistently active schedule as a freelance trumpet performer, recording artist, and bandleader based in the Philadelphia, PA area. But with an Electrical Engineering degree from Lehigh University, Bob also spent a major portion of those years traveling the globe in sales and marketing roles for a fortune 500 technology company. In 2011, feeling the pull of the trumpet, Bob set aside his corporate life and decided to concentrate full time on music and found his true calling. As a touring artist, Bob has appeared as a trumpet soloist with various classical, jazz, R&B & theatrical organizations throughout the country

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Wagner: Toot Suite

Read "Toot Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

There have been many composers on both sides of the classical-jazz continuum who have attempted to blend those genres. Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Duke Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Jorge Calandrelli, and others have explored the parallels and differences. In 1980, French jazz pianist/composer, Claude Bolling composed “Toot Suite" for the great French ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jump City Music Announces the New Album "Toot Suite" from Trumpeter Bob Wagner

Jump City Music Announces the New Album "Toot Suite" from Trumpeter Bob Wagner

Jump City Music is thrilled to announce the release of the debut solo album from trumpeter Bob Wagner. Toot Suite will be available from bwtpt.com in January as well as on all major musical distribution platforms (iTunes, Amazon, etc) shortly thereafter. Toot Suite, written by composer/pianist Claude Bolling, combines creative improvisations, jazzy syncopations and beautiful melodies ...


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