The Robert Boguslaw Quintet



Biography

Bob Boguslaw studied classical piano and composition at the Universities of Miami and Kentucky where he completed Bachelor and Master degrees. During his years of study, he became fascinated with the jazz idiom and jazz composition. His early experiences in jazz included jam sessions with Ira Sullivan, and gigs with Dennis DiBlasio and Eric Traub. He also was fortunate to study with the great jazz educators, Vince Maggio, Mike Gerber, Ronnie Miller, and Vince Dimartino. Over the years, Boguslaw has performed with the likes of Louie Bellson, Mark Egan, Vinnie Colaiuta, Manhatten Transfer, Danny Gottlieb, David Samuels, and Vince Dimartino. In the world of Pop and show music, he has perfomre dwith Aretha Franklin, Smokey robinson, Bo Diddley, The Shirelles, and The Moody Blues, as well as the National Tour of CATS, and South American Tours with Jose Luis Rodriguez.

His CD “The Way” (Summit records) represents a lifetime of creative and professional development for Bob Boguslaw. The recording contains nine original compositions selected from a body of Boguslaw's jazz compositions featuring Hard-Bop, Latin Rhythms, Wayne Shorter's harmonic ideas, and classical piano technique.

His career has been unique in that he has remained active as a classical pianist in addition to his jazz performing and recording. Some of his classical performances include soloing with the National Gallery Orchestra and the McLean Symphony, as well as Chamber Music performances with the New Hampshire Music Festival.

He currently resides in the Washington area with his wife and three daughters and performs regularaly at the White House as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.
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