BOB BROUGH

Born in 1948 in Toronto, at 14 Bob was handed a baritone saxophone, his first musical instrument, in high school. Within days his artistic vision was  born:

                                                'to make music and be heard.'

Bob is 'The Senator' of Globe & Mail jazz critic Mark Miller’s book 'Boogie, Pete, and The Senator' published by Nightwood Editions in 1987.

Studies: woodwind performance, harmony, and arranging with Paul Brodie and Gordon Delamont mid to late 1960s; followed by flute lessons into the mid-seventies. In 1990, he obtained a Canada Council Arts B Grant for composition and over that year he wrote several compositions which have since been recorded. In 2001, he was invited to a short-term residency in jazz performance at the Banff Centre For the Arts.

Performer: Bob is best known as a tenorman who’s appeared over the years with various rock, jazz, and classical artists and who’s recorded as a sideman on many recordings including 2 Juno-nominated CDs with 'Time Warp' during the 1980’s. More recently recorded examples of note, of his solo and ensemble performance on tenor saxophone, can be heard on Richard Underhill’s 2003 Juno-award winning CD 'tales from the blue lounge.'

Composer/Arranger/Bandleader/Producer: November 2003, Bob produced and released his debut instrumental CD 'A Decade Of Favorites.' Its best charting achievement was at #1 on the National Canadian weekly campus jazz charts, 'Chart Attack' and ‘Earshot.’  May 2005, he released a vocal CD, 'Like A Spring Day,' featuring 9 of his own compositions with  lyrics written by Sonja Tran and sung by Carol McCartney. Best charting achievement  - #1 on the National Canadian weekly jazz charts, 'ChartAttack' and ‘Earshot.’ November 2008 will see the release of another instrumental CD, ‘Time Away,’ featuring 7 of his compositions plus 1 composition by Adrean Farrugia. All are recorded with sidemen Adrean Farrugia on piano, Artie Roth on bass, and Terry Clarke on drums.

46 years later, Bob’s original artistic vision, 'to make music and be heard,' continues.

Bob Brough - Phone 416-834-7343 or 416-763-6703
email bobbrough@bobbrough.com