Bob Lark is a trumpet and flugelhorn player whose performances are especially notable for his lyrical style and fine tone.
His harmonically oriented improvisations shift between aggressive and cool playng. In speaking of Lark, jazz icon
Clark Terry says, "He's a very good trumpet player, a very good musician. He's paid his dues.
Recently released on the Jazzed Media label is the CD recording Reunion, by Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band.
The Bob Lark/Phil Woods Quintet, which includes prominent jazz artists Jim McNeely, Steve Gilmore and Bill Goodwin, has released three CD's on the Jazzed Media label.
Bob's playing and writing are also featured on the compact disc recordings Until You (2003) and First Steps (1997) on the Hallway Records label.
Bob Lark serves as the Chair of Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he directs the university Jazz Ensemble, teaches jazz trumpet and courses in jazz pedagogy and jazz style