Bob Reynolds - sax., comp. (USA)
Ruslan Sirota - p. /keyb. (UKR)
Janek Gwizdala - e- b. (GB)
Chaun Horton - dr. (USA)
“Some of the freshest, most compelling, and most soulful music I have heard recently. Bob Reynolds is an amazing musician, with something very exciting and original to say.”
Joshua Redman, Grammy-nominated saxophonist
"...Reynolds flexes an assured hand with melding hip-swiveling jazz and funk as a bandleader."
Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he has released 9 top-selling solo albums of original music. His latest album, Quartet, features his working band of the past two years with Ruslan Sirota (piano), Janek Gwizdala (bass) and Chaun Horton (drums). The group recently completed it's first European tour in spring 2018, selling out more than half of the shows. The New York Times called Reynolds “a self-assured saxophonist and an unassuming yet effective composer.”
Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Reynolds grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he started playing saxophone at age 13. Although he listened to a range of music as a kid, by his late teens he was a dedicated jazz student. After high school, he honed his skills at Boston's Berklee College of Music, mentored by George Garzone, Hal Crook, and others.
Besides working with his own group, recording and touring with Snarky Puppy, and performing with legends like Jeff Lorber and Larry Carlton, Bob is a passionate educator and an in-demand clinician. Through his web-based Virtual Studio, he coaches musicians from over 150 countries. Bob lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. He shares insights on balancing a music career with raising a family to over 48,000 subscribers to his popular YouTube channel.
-Grammy Award winning pianist and composer, Ruslan has worked with the cream of the crop of the music industry - Kamasi Washington, Thunder Cat, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Seal, Josh Groban, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to name a few. Ruslan was born in Uman, Ukraine to a Jewish family on November 4, 1980. His father, Yefim, who was an active local guitarist, had introduced him to music at an early age. Picking up guitar around the age of four, Ruslan had transitioned to piano around the age of seven. In 1990, his family moved to Israel, where he continued to study piano at the Bat-Yam music school. At approximately 14, Ruslan discovered jazz, instantly showing imminent interest. At 18, Ruslan auditioned for the Berklee College of Music, where he received full tuition scholarship, and moved to Boston in the year 2000. Since then Ruslan has toured the globe with the cream of the crop of the music industry, recorded piano duets with Chick Corea and George Duke, won a Grammy award, and composed music for countless commercial projects.
-English bassist Janek Gwizdala, now resident in the US for over a decade has been on the international music scene both as a leader and sideman for over 15 years. His touring and recording credits include: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Hiram Bullock, Wayne Krantz, Peter Erskine, Airto Moreira and many more. He describes his own music as a cross between The Foo Fighters and Miles Davis.