Friends of Rob

The Team from "Rob's Big Birthday Celebration, Frank & Billie & Me" from left - Steven Frieder, Sean Conly, Minda Larsen, Rob, Crystal Maldonado, Daryl Kojak, Tracy Titus, Dwayne Cook

Friends of Rob Davis Music

Friends of Rob Davis Music

Marissa Mulder - A star in her own right. Winner of the 2013 Metro-Star Challenge, The Mabel Mercer Award, The MAC award for the best show of 2014. And the accolades go on and on. Possessor of an amazing voice you can’t get tired of listening to and wonderful stage presence.

Daryl Kojak - Accompanist, composer, Music Director of both my shows and transcriber and engraver of all my sheet music. Music Director of the Michael Feinstein Summer youth Program.

Minda Larsen - When people hear Minda sing the first words out of their mouth is, “Wow, she’s got some pipes!!!” And does she ever, plus color, grace, intelligence and a wonderful personality. Minda has been in both of my shows, Won The Metro-Sta Challenge in 2015, travels the world as a headline cruise ship performer, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music as an opera major who can still pull off the arias, but has also transitioned, and how, to become a terrific jazz singer and interpreter of the Great American Song Book. Plus, very significantly, as of the beginning of 1016, she is also now my official voice teacher!  Go Minda!

Marilyn Maye - Super Star cabaret performer. On Johnny Carson 76 times,  more than any other female performer. 87 year-old kick-ass headliner who works constantly. Brilliant mentor, teacher, director to many. Revered for her extraordinary audience communication, stage presence and performance skills. Has helped shape me into a far superior performer than I was two years ago.

Sean Conly -  Born in Gunnison Colorado, Sean Conly started his love of music at a very young age.The son of a pianist and an artist Sean grew up around band rehearsals and concerts, experiencing the the early 70’s in the last glow of hippiedom. By the age of six He started playing guitar and writing songs trying to be in turn each of the Beatles.

 

Since then he has gone on to tour the world and/or record with such artists as Gregory Tardy, Freddie Hubbard, Regina Carter, Ray Barretto,  Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks, Tom Harrell, Andrew Hill, Nicholas Payton, Stefon Harris,Yoron Israel, Eric Lewis, Deidre Murray, John Mcneil, Timucin Sahin, James Moody , Mike Stern, Rick Margitza, Michael Attias, Tony Malaby , Myron Walden, Phillip Harper, Russ Lossing,  Anthony Coleman, Avishai Cohen (trpt), Ayelte Rose Gottleib, Vana Gehrig Trio, Darius Jones, Ken Vandermark/Steve Swell Quartet, GrassRoots with Darius jones Chad Taylor and Alex Harding, High Low Brow with Mike Pride and Mary Halvorson, Think Shadow with Michael Attias, and many others.

Dwayne  "Cook" Broadnax Dwayne teaches drums and percussion LIU Brooklyn and received his B.A. in Performance (Jazz) from Berklee College of Music. He currently works with the jazz vocalist Little Jimmy Scott. He has also played with such artists as Kevin Eubanks, Johnny Copeland, Savion Glover, Eartha Kitt, Rachell Ferrell and tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacket to name a few. Mr. Broadnax has recorded with the great actress/model/singer Vanessa Williams, Jimmy Scott, Vanessa Rubin and Johnny Copelan. Mr. Broadnax has performed in the block buster hit movie Malcom X by Spike Lee.

Steven Frieder - Has established himself in the professional music scene as an exceptional, versatile saxophonist. Fluent in the styles of Jazz, Funk, Latin, Rock and free improvisation, his robust, old school sound speaks far beyond his years. Steven is an alumnus of the The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and also studied at the Manhattan School of Music.

 Frank & Billie & Me  The music of Sinatra & Billie Holiday and the songs they would have sung had they met Rob before they moved on. In the show Rob & Crystal did their "All The Way" medley, duet. Then Crystal sang a moving rendition of Rob's original song "Rain", and brought the house down with her "Summertime"


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