Bob Jones - saxophones, clarinets, flute/picc, performance & teaching Former career professional who took a career change and has returned to playing again. Experienced playing arena and pit shows for national touring companies and acts, including Broadway, ballet, ice shows, circuses and popular stars (Johnny Mathis, Sonny & Cher, The Temptations, Wayne Newton, Nancy Wilson, Bob Hope, Ed Ames, Lou Rawls, Roy Clark, Della Reese, and many more. Excellent sight-reader, flexible section or strong lead player. Lead alto on touring bands include Mel Torme, Neal Hefti, Les Elgart, Nelson Riddle, Doc Severinson, and others. Have performed many classical saxophone recitals and appeared as soloist with orchestras and concert bands performing Glazounov, Ibert, Rivier, Schuller, Villa-Lobos, Badings, Bilik and others.The Oregon Saxophone Quartet, for which I was founder, leader and soprano saxophonist, was invited by Eugene Rousseau to be artists in residence at his Summer Saxophone Camp at Shell Lake, WI, and to perform two concerts; one classical, one jazz.My students have won scholarships to prestigious colleges and universities and had professional careers. I enjoy teaching beginners through advanced and especially seniors who are are ready to enjoy music while combating aging by stimulating their mind and motor skills. Music Bio Bob began his professional performing career as leader of his own twelve-piece band at age sixteen and as contractor for the Portland (OR) Civic Theater summer musical season the following year. He played saxophones, clarinets and flute/piccolo in all types of concert and show bands and orchestras, gave classical recitals, performed with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera, and Chamber Music Northwest. He was a soloist with the Portland Chamber Orchestra, North Coast Chamber Orchestra, at the World Saxophone Congress, and founded and led the Oregon Saxophone Quartet as soprano saxophonist. He was elected as the youngest CEO of the Portland (Oregon) local musicians’ union, the youngest elected to the American Federation of Musicians International Executive Board, and its only active career musician at the time. For fifteen years Bob maintained a large private teaching class and was adjunct faculty in woodwinds at Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College and Reed College.His instrumental studies began with Ted Moore, principal flute of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra (pupil of Julius Baker and Marcel Moyse) who was also a an extraordinary clarinetist and saxophonist. Bob went on to study with Ronald Phillips (principal clarinet, Seattle Symphony) and Antonio Raimondi (clarinet, LAPhilharmonic). He studied saxophone with Russell Cheever (Hollywood Saxophone Quartet), Eugene Rousseau, Donald Sinta, and attended master class/clinics with Al Gallodoro, Sigurd Rascher, Leon Russianoff, and Mitchell Lurie.In 1980, Bob gave up his instruments entirely, and resigned his local and International union offices, to devote all his energies to orchestra management. He was VP & General Manager of the Minnesota Orchestra, President of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and concurrently President of the National Symphony Orchestra and VP, Music for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has also held the positions of Executive Director, Long Beach Symphony and Opera Pacific.In 2012, Bob and his wife, Susan, returned to their Eastern Shore (MD) house full-time and joined William Nerenberg’s Chesapeake International Artists. With Bill’s retirement in 2015, they created Chesapeake International Arts to provide arts industry organizations and individuals with support services and to help select performing, visual, and literary artists to gain traction and eventual access to the world’s audiences.After a long hiatus from playing his instruments, Bob became sufficiently inspired by Brazilian ragtime, known as choro music, to get out his instruments, hire the finest teacher on Tilghman Island (himself LOL) and make a comeback! He and Susan, have combined their talents and founded the immediately successful choro ensemble, Zéfiro and their MidShore Music Studios.