BOB MEYER- Drums and Cymbals
A resident of Cortlandt Manor, Bob is a welcome addition to the staff at CSPA, with his vast experience as a performer and 35 year veteran teacher in New York and the West Coast, teaching students from beginner to professional levels. He utilizes in-depth and legitimate approach in teaching technique and mechanics on the drum set and specializes in musical application and interpretation on the drum set with specialization in jazz
Many of Bob’s former students are active professionally in jazz, rock, and funk performance.
He began the study of music at age 5 and was educated at George Washington University, Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He performs with his own group Bob Meyer Quartet , playing Drums and Cymbals with fellow CSPA teacher Steve Frieder on Saxophones, Luke Franco on Guitar and Motoki Mihara on Bass Violin.
Bob also performs with the PBD Trio- Award-winning pianist and composer Denman Maroney Piano, Ratzo Harris on Bass Violin and Bob on Drums and Cymbals.
His skilled drumming can be found on many recordings including:
Viva Caruso, Joe Lovano, Blue Note records
Vocalese, Judi Silvano, featuring Joe Lovano, Blue Note recording
Chasin the Goal, Bill Sears, Rick Margitza
Cosmos, The Loren Stillman Project, (producer), Soul Note Records
Kaliedescopic Visions, Bert Wilson
The Next Rebirth, Bert Wilson
Rebirth at the Zoo, Bert Wilson
Further Adventures in Jazz, Bert Wilson
Outrageousness, Volumes one and two, Bert Wilson
Endless Fingers, Bert Wilson, Arabesque Records
Got a Song That I Sing, Greta Matassa,
Meshugge For You, Mazeltones
Avi Adrian, Avishai Cohen & Bob Meyer, (soon to be released)
Harvest, Nina Sheldon, Jazzed Media
Bob has played with a multitude of professional musicians, including: Joe Lovano, Ed Schuller, Ken Werner, Nina Sheldon, Judy Silvano, Perry Robinson, Glenn Moore, Cameron Brown, Andy Statman, Sheila Jordan, Ray Nance, Art Davis, Jaki Byard, Paul McCanless, Julian Priester, Gary Peacock, Peggy Stern, Bert Wilson, Diane Schurr, Stanley Cowell, Mal Waldron, Daved Friesen, Jim Pepper, Red Rodney, Itzhak Perlman, Arnie Lawrence, James Moody, Kirk Leitsey, Avishai Cohen, Wayne Horvitz, John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Rob Scheps, Mike Bisio, Don Friedman, James Emery, Tony Malaby, Essiet Essiet, Santi Debriano, Vic Juris, Harvey Wainapel, Peter Barshay and Mel Martin among many others. His training includes Jack DeJohnette, Frankie Dunlop, Henry Adler, and Jim Chapin with extensive private study.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
The International Center for Creative Music, founded by Arnie Lawrence,
Jerusalem, Israel, 1998-99
Played all over Israel and Palestinian Territories, with wonderful Israeli and Palestinian musicians, young and old
Played with visiting artists from Europe and the United States
Conducted master classes and taught privately
SOME REVIEWS OF BOB MEYERS PERFORMANCES:
Joe Lovano: Symbiosis; Sinatra and More
Symbiosis, with the sprawling energy of drummer Bob Meyer¦ delivered
complete musical statements.
Drummer Bob Meyer is accurate and inventive
--Los Angeles Daily Variety
The Music benefited from the crisp drumming of Bob Meyer.
--Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rhythmically charged with drummer Bob Meyer.
--Lloyd Sachs, Entertainment Critic
Wayne Horvitz Trio
How could he go wrong with a rhythm section of Michael
Bisio on Bass and Bob Meyer on Drums? I was awed by the complexities of
rhythm made simple by this master of the trap set. His left hand snare
technique is incredible, adding to his uncanny ability to increase
intensity while maintaining a low volume level.
--Earshot Jazz (Seattle)
Meyer added color changes with his ride cymbal. During
Moore’s bass solo Meyer displayed exceptionally skillful playing, using his
snare in clairvoyant unity with Waldron’s left-hand comping
--Earshot Jazz (Seattle)
Bert Wilson/Rebirth, Drummer Bob Meyer has to be singled out for his