Biography Bobby West
Piano, synthesizers, programming, production, publishing, compositions, arrangements, performance
From his early childhood the musical talent of Bobby West was recognized.
As a 6-year old boy Bobby started to play the piano. Although his family saw him as the future church piano-player, he soon developed a deep interest in jazz-music. He never stopped playing jazz. Even during his years in University, where he studied classical piano and composition, he stayed involved in jazz-music.
Bobby West performed with a great variety of singers and musicians, such as Smokey Robinson, Helen Reddy, Wilson Pickett, the Ray Charles Orchestra. A lot of his experience also comes from his drive to play as much as he can with other musicians, whether it’s electric or acoustic, in trio’s or larger groups.*
His recording experience is both as musician as producer. This list includes names as Billy Higgins, Wynton Marsalis and Bradford Marsalis, R.Kelly.*
Bobby is also a very fine composer. His melodies show a great sense of artistic musicality. The lyrics of his songs are written with the heart of a poet. You can find some of his own compositions on the cd HIP PROPHECY (Bobby West Trio, 2004).
Other examples can be found on the CD of Mia Samira “All I know” and on the CD’s of the McKee Brothers ‘Enjoy it while you can” and “Moon over Montgomery”.
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