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Bob Arthurs
Bob Arthurs is a jazz trumpet player, vocalist, band leader, and recording artist who has been appearing in clubs and at festivals in the New York area and abroad for almost five decades. New York venues include Birdland, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Cornelia Street Cafe, Cleopatra's Needle, Somethin' Jazz Club, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, and the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center Plaza among others. Abroad he has performed in Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, Japan, and Austria (please visit to listen and view photos, videos, and reviews ).

In addition to leading his own groups, Bob has played with Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, Ted Brown, Warren Vache, Larry Coryell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Tal Farlowe, Etta Jones, Bill Crow, and Carmen Leggio, with whom he co-directed a big band, among many others.

He is a founding member of the Tristan Quartet, which can be heard on Bob's CD on Zinnia Records, Notes From the Underground, which is available from CDbaby.

Bob's vocal recording debut was on his CD Jazz for Svetlana, a duo album with guitarist Steve La Mattina. You can listen on the audio page and see the reviews on the Reviewers page at Jazz for Svetlana can be ordered from CDbaby, and from iTunes.

His Jan. 2017 CD is Jazz for Molly on Lost Records. This recording features Daralyn Jay, voice and Steve LaMattina, guitar. A video of the Summertime track is available on the Video page of his website. Jazz for Molly can be ordered through, amazon, iTunes and spotify. "The joy they [Bob & Steve] trade is palpable." Downbeat Magazine.
"It’s not a matter of chops here, but telling a story, and these guys tell them like Hans Christian Anderson. This will make you fall in love with music again." Jazz Weekly.

His most current release is Jazz It Up! Ukrainian Songs for Three Dads (Jan. 2018) on Blue Griffin Records. This album features jazz interpretations of popular Ukrainian Folk songs. Steve LaMattina is on guitar, and I sing a few songs in Ukrainian. Available at

Bob has been a trumpet and jazz improvisation teacher throughout his career. He was on the faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester In White Plains, NY for over three decades. From 1990 to 2005 he served as the school's Dean of Students and Faculty and Chair of the Conservatory's Jazz Department. He also served as the trumpet instructor at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY from 2007 to 2016.

In August 2017 he was invited to perform and speak at the Music In the Alps music festival in Bad Gastein, Austria. He is invited back this August 2018 to perform and to head the festival's jazz division.