Bob Mintzer is celebrating his birthday today!
The saxophonist/arranger/educator resides in Los Angeles and is currently the Barbara and Buzz McCoy endowed chair at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Bob is a 30 year member as saxophonist with the Yellowjackets. He is also the chief conductor of the WDR Big Band in Cologne Germany. Bob has written over 500 big band arrangements, several jazz study books, orchestral and chamber works.
He has played on over 1000 recordings and has performed with Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones Mel Lewis Big Band, Eddie Palmieri, Jaco Pastorius, Mike Manieri, Randy Brecker, and the New York Philharmonic.
Join us in wishing Bob a very Happy Birthday!