Jazz Showcase: Rob Crozier Quintet
Rob Crozier is a professional musician, educator, composer/arranger and entrepreneur living in the Southeastern Michigan area. He holds a BFA for Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation in Double Bass from University of Michigan.
Mr. Crozier has played alongside Tony Malaby, Perry Robinson, Gary Schunk, Peter Madcat Ruth and others. His teachers include: Robert Hurst, Rufus Reid and David Friesen.
On his latest release, “Tall Trees,” Crozier stretches his music to explore the world of sound adding color, adventure, and newness through re-imagining standards, the use of electronics and ethnic instruments.
The Rob Crozier “5tet” features area veterans like Pete Kahn (Detroit Jazz Fest Orchestra) and Rodney Rich (featured recently with vocalist Vanessa Rubin). See full band lineup below.
His work with the Celtic fusion band Nessa can be heard on both of their CDs and the latest single “Travel Walk to CelticA.” Rob’s business, Eventjazz, provides live music to weddings and parties throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Rob Crozier – bass/vocals
Pete Kahn – saxes
Rodney Rich – guitar
Tony Viviano – piano
Rob Avsharian – drums
wsg/Kelly McDermott – flute/vocals