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Jazz-Trio with Rob Schneiderman

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Fre, 30/06/2023 - 16:00 - 18:00
MPIM Lecture Hall

Jazz-Trio with Rob Schneiderman (piano), John Goldsby (contrabass), and Dominik Raab (drums)

Rob Schneiderman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in California. His Jazz career began in San Diego playing piano for visiting soloists such as Eddie Harris or Harold Land. A move to New York in 1982 led to performing and touring experience with famous jazz musicians like Chet Baker, James Moody and Clifford Jordan, including trips to Europe and Japan. Rob Schneiderman has released several recordings as leader for the Reservoir Music label. These CDs contain over twenty Schneiderman originals as well as arrangements of many standards.

As a jazz educator, Rob Schneiderman taught as an adjunct professor in the Jazz departments of both William Paterson University and Queens College New York in addition  to giving numerous workshops and teaching many students privately. He has also been on the faculty of The Jazz School in Berkeley.

In May 2001 Rob Schneiderman received a Ph.D. in Mathematics. After stints at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, the Courant Institute at New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania, he is currently on the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Lehman College, City University of New York. His area of interest is Low-dimensional Topology.  

John Goldsby has been a member of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big Band (also known as the WDR Big Band or the Cologne Radio Big Band) since 1994. He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He played piano, guitar and electric bass before taking up the double bass at the age of 18. From 1980 to 1994, John Goldsby lived in New York City and was a fixture on the jazz scene there. He continues to contribute to the art form as a bassist, bandleader, composer, teacher, clinician and author. During his years in New York, he recorded with many world-class musicians, including Scott Hamilton, Mel Lewis, John Lewis, and the American Jazz Orchestra.

John Goldsby is well-known as a jazz educator and currently teaches at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen. He has also taught at the Cologne Musikhochschule, William Paterson College, Long Island University, and Columbia University. He has given jazz workshops all over the world and has written several books on jazz bass techniques.

Dominik Raab is a Jazz Drummer currently living in Cologne/Germany and an active part of the european Jazz scene. He has worked with musicians such as Jim McNeely, James Morrison, Nelson Faria, Eric Alexander, Don Braden, Ralph Moore, Bruce Forman, Bob Mintzer, Norma Winstone a. o. He worked with several large groups like the WDR Big Band, SWR Big Band, Sunday Night Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jazzkombinat Hamburg, LJJO Hessen. Performances and tour activities in Europe and internationally (India, South Africa, Kyrgyztan, Poland, Cyprus, Greece, Russia). Studies at the University of Music Würzburg (Diploma of Arts and Education) and the University of Music Nürnberg (Master Degree). His teachers included Marco Hohmann (1st!), Tommy Fischer, Bill Elgart, Dirik Schilgen, Bastian Jütte, HG Brodmann and Hannes Nied. He studied privately with Paul Höchstädter. Several awards and prices confirm Dominik's ability to play a supporting and inspiring role as a drummer: Jugend Jazzt, Junger Münchner Jazzpreis, LAG Jazzpreis, Sparda Jazz Award, Bruno Rother Wettwerb a.o. Occasional lessons with American masters like Adam Nussbaum, Joe Farnsworth, Ari Hoenig and Carl Allen.

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