Who is Bob Kaye?
Well, I'm a jazz pianist who lives and works in Manhattan.
LISTEN TO THE BOB KAYE TRIO
There's a series of 9 DVDs called Jazz Icons.
I played at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, a while ago with Franks Wess, Jymie Merritt , and Phil Woods to kick off the DVD release. I'm on the Buddy Rich one from The Hague in 1978, including my composition, "Grand Concourse". Click here to view the clip.
Check out the other quicktime samples. http://www.jazzicons.com/
I have also played, recorded and written for the late, great Chris Connor for about 25 years.
Here is a concert we did in Osaka in 1992, with Scott Lee on Bass and Vinnie Johnson on drums.
A highlight was a concert that we did at Carnegie Hall a few of years ago, in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. It was quite a thrill and an honor to be among such musical dignitaries as Tommy Flanagan, "Sweets" Edison, Herb Ellis, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Bob Rosengarden, Jay Leonhart, and many others.
Here are a couple of clips from a show I did with Anita O'Day a few years ago. Jim DeJulio is on Bass and Ed Caccavale on drums. It took place at the Fez Room in the Time Café in New York, around 2002.
Lover Come Back.mp3
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby.mp3
Watch a video clip of The Trio. You'll need Quicktime.
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Here are links to some assorted, and some family pics.
See my new grandaughter!
I played with The Buddy Rich band most of 1978. Click here for a youtube clip of the band in the Hague - 1978
Here are two audio clips from my days playing with Buddy Rich.
First, from 3/13/78 in New Orleans
Tom Warrington on bass.
"You Gotta Try"
Buddy Rich Trio(Like Someone
"Like Someone In Love" is
from a concert at Kansas State College, February 12, 1978.
(Pic of the band at Disneyland 1978)
My trio at Fat Tuesday's in RealAudio. ("Speak Low")
Liza Minelli at Mayor Bloomberg's inaugral.
For the last 12 or so years I have been working as pianist for Lainie Kazan.
To find out more about what Lainie is doing these days, go here.
Helen Schneider - I had the pleasure of playing and arranging for Helen and The Count Basie Orchestra at The Supper Club in NY, as part of the JVC festival a few years ago. It was quite memorable, being that it was Frank Foster's last appearance as leader of the Basie Band. We just finished a duo CD "Cool Heat" (Click for link to sound clip)
I have played with many jazz artists through the years, including-Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz,Yusef Lateef, Hank Mobley, Woody Shaw, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, and Milt Hinton.
The Buddy Rich Band I spent a memorable year as pianist and arranger with this band.
Please stop by the Lenny Kaye Page. Lenny was my father and also was one of the great swing sax and clarinet players in the music business. Check out the picture gallery of him with some of the bands he had played with. (Including Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.) There are seven sound clips. Go to the page for more clips!
Me and Dad - March 13, 1976...playing
Lenny and Bob Kaye - 1979 "Undecided" Kaye Brother's Orchestra - 1946 "Blue Skies" Kaye Brother's Orchestra - 1946 "April In Paris"
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Please check out my Jean Shepherd Page. Shepherd was one of the great humorists of our century, along with Mark Twain, JamesThurber and George Ade.
He had worked in all of the media. For those of you who aren't aware of him, (other than his movie "A Christmas Story"), take a peek. You won't be sorry! Might even open new worlds! (And possibly close a few!)