Bob Meyer, drums & cymbals, has performed on Joe Lovano’s Blue Note release and group, Viva Caruso. Also, his Symbiosis, Sinatra and More, trios and quartets. Currently he is leading The Bob Meyer Project, with Steven Frieder, Luke Franco and Peter Brendler, which has recently released a CD, Scabiosa; available on iTunes and CD Baby. Bob has worked with Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Ed Schuller, Ken Werner, Nina Sheldon, Judi Silvano, Perry Robinson, Glenn Moore, Cameron Brown, Andy Statman, Sheila Jordan, Ray Nance, Art Davis, Jaki Byard, Paul McCanless, Julian Priester, Gary Peacock, Peggy Stern, Bert Wilson, Diane Schurr, Stanley Cowell, Mal Waldron, David Friesen, Jim Pepper, Red Rodney, Itzhak Perlman, Arnie Lawrence, James Moody, Kirk Leitsey, Avishai Cohen, Wayne Horvitz, Drew Gress, Rob Scheps, Mike Bisio, Don Friedman, James Emery, Tony Malaby, Essiet Essiet, Santi Debriano, Vic Juris, Harvey Wainapel, Peter Barshay and Mel Martin among many others.
This evening, Bob will be joined by two Crotonites: Luke Franco and Mark Minkler. Mark, a veteran bassist on the New York scene since 1981, has played with many artists crossing musical genres, among them: Buddy Rich, Blossom Dearie, Chris Connor, The Widespread Jazz Orchestra, The New York Pops Orchestra, and Growler favorite, Frank Migliorelli.
Luke Franco, a graduate of Croton-Harmon High School, studied at Berklee College of Music and and Frost School of Music, and brings some serious guitar chops to this trio. Versed in jazz standards, Luke is unafraid to put his own stamp on the music, and the Growler guarantees this evening will be a swingin’ affair.