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Bob Mintzer (nato il 27 Gennaio 1953), originario di New Rochelle, New York , č un jazz sassofonista , compositore, arrangiatore e big band leader con sede a Los Angeles . After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1970, Mintzer made his mark as a soloist, mainly on the tenor saxophone and the bass clarinet . Dopo la laurea al Interlochen Arts Academy nel 1970, Mintzer ha fatto il suo marchio come solista, soprattutto sul sassofono tenore e clarinetto basso . He is also proficient on flute , EWI , and other saxophones and clarinets . E 'anche abile con flauto , EWI , e altri sassofoni e clarinetti . He is a member of the jazz rock band the Yellowjackets , but among jazz fans is even better known for his inspiring big band work since the early 1980s in the Word of Mouth Big Band and then as the leader of the Grammy Award winning Bob Mintzer Big Band. E 'membro della rock band del jazz Yellowjackets , ma tra appassionati di jazz č anche meglio conosciuto per il suo grande lavoro band ispiratrice dal 1980 all'inizio del Word of Mouth Big Band e poi come leader del Grammy Award come Bob Mintzer Big vincente Band. He has been particularly successful in exploring new instrumental colorations (making frequent use of woodwinds doubling) and extending the big band concept into the funk and Latin domains, while never compromising on its jazz heritage. Ha avuto particolare successo in esplorazione di nuove colorazioni strumentale (facendo uso frequente di strumenti a fiato raddoppio) e di estendere il concetto di big band nel funk e latino domini, senza mai rinunciare alla sua ereditā jazz.

In 2008, Bob succeeded pianist Shelly Berg to hold the Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy and Barbara M. McCoy Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music . Nel 2008, riuscė pianista Bob Berg Shelly di tenere la H. Bowen "Buzz" McCoy e Barbara M. McCoy Dotato cattedra di Jazz Studies alla University of Southern California Thornton School of Music .

Mintzer plays Selmer Mark VI saxophones fitted with Freddy Gregory mouthpieces . Mintzer ascolti Selmer Mark VI sassofoni muniti di Freddy Gregory bocchini . He uses Vandoren V16 reeds for the tenor sax, and Bari plastic reeds on his soprano sax and bass clarinet. Egli usa Vandoren V16 ance per il sax tenore, e Bari canne di plastica sul suo sax soprano e clarinetto basso. He also plays an Akai EWI (electronic wind instrument), an older model of the 1000 series. Egli svolge anche un Akai EWI (strumenti a fiato elettronici), un vecchio modello della serie 1000. For recording with Yellowjackets, Mintzer prefers a Sennheiser 441 microphone . Per la registrazione con Yellowjackets, Mintzer preferisce una Sennheiser 441 microfono .

Mintzer has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards both for his solo work and big band recordings ( Art of the Big Band , Departure , Homage to Count Basie , One Music , and Only in New York ) and his work with the Yellowjackets ( Blue Hats , Club Nocturne , Dreamland , Greenhouse , Like a River , Live Wires , Mint Jam , Runferyerlife , Time Squared ). Homage to Count Basie won the Grammy in the best large ensemble category for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, 2001 Mintzer č stato nominato per ben tredici Grammy Awards sia per il suo lavoro solista e big band registrazioni (Arte della Big Band, partenza, Omaggio a Count Basie, One Music, e solo a New York) e il suo lavoro con i Yellowjackets (Blue Cappelli, Club Nocturne, Dreamland, Serra, come un fiume, Live Wires, Mint Jam, Runferyerlife, Time Squared). Omaggio a Count Basie ha vinto il Grammy nella categoria ensemble di grandi dimensioni migliori per il 44 ° Annual Grammy Awards, 2001

Before starting his own big band, Mintzer was a featured soloist and arranger with the big band of Buddy Rich . Prima di iniziare la sua big band, Mintzer era un solista ed arrangiatore con la big band di Buddy Rich . His son, Paul, graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy . Suo figlio, Paul, laureato Interlochen Arts Academy . His nephew, Ross, performs in the band Remington(Band) . Suo nipote, Ross, esegue nella banda di Remington (Band) .

Bob Mintzer (born January 27, 1953), originally from New Rochelle, New York, is a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and big band leader based in Los Angeles. After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1970, Mintzer made his mark as a soloist, mainly on the tenor saxophone and the bass clarinet. He is also proficient on flute, EWI, and other saxophones and clarinets. He is a member of the jazz rock band the Yellowjackets, but among jazz fans is even better known for his inspiring big band work since the early 1980s in the Word of Mouth Big Band and then as the leader of the Grammy Award winning Bob Mintzer Big Band. He has been particularly successful in exploring new instrumental colorations (making frequent use of woodwinds doubling) and extending the big band concept into the funk and Latin domains, while never compromising on its jazz heritage.

In 2008, Bob succeeded pianist Shelly Berg to hold the Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy and Barbara M. McCoy Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Mintzer plays Selmer Mark VI saxophones fitted with Freddy Gregory mouthpieces. He uses Vandoren V16 reeds for the tenor sax, and Bari plastic reeds on his soprano sax and bass clarinet. He also plays an Akai EWI (electronic wind instrument), an older model of the 1000 series. For recording with Yellowjackets, Mintzer prefers a Sennheiser 441 microphone.

Mintzer has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards both for his solo work and big band recordings (Art of the Big Band, Departure, Homage to Count Basie, One Music, and Only in New York) and his work with the Yellowjackets (Blue Hats, Club Nocturne, Dreamland, Greenhouse, Like a River, Live Wires, Mint Jam, Runferyerlife, Time Squared). Homage to Count Basie won the Grammy in the best large ensemble category for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, 2001

Before starting his own big band, Mintzer was a featured soloist and arranger with the big band of Buddy Rich. His son, Paul, graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. His nephew, Ross, performs in the band Remington(Band).
 
   


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