On 18, Aug 2016 | In Jazz | By Leigh
Bob and Dave Jazz 4 Two
The Bob and Dave Jazz 4 Two duo is the perfect compliment for any occasion. Beautiful, quiet background music which combines the relaxing, rich tones of saxophone and guitar to set just the right mood for your guests. This group, which can be expanded to a trio by adding bass or a quartet by adding bass and drums, performs a variety of Jazz standards, contemporary jazz and pop.
Bob Esterle, Saxophones, has backed up such popular artists as Bobby Caldwell, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frankie Avalon, Martha Reeves, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, The Four Lads, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Guy Lombardo, Hal Linden and Red Skelton. He has also performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
His recording credits include Michael Egleton (Smooth Jazz Artist), Walter Williams (Lead vocalist of the O’Jays), Italian Bassist Stefano Capomagi, The Dave Banks Big Band, Wayne Conte and the Ignitions, The Deacons, Abe Lamarca, Tom Letizia, jingles for the the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Summit Toy Company, the Cleveland Indians, the Prudential Insurance Company, and various local radio stations.
He has also played with numerous internationally known Jazz Artists including Paquito D’Rivera (Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist/Clarinetist), Pete Christlieb (Tenor Saxophonist from The Tonight Show), Clark Terry (Trumpet Legend), Kim Nazarian (of the New York Voices), Bobby Sanabria (Grammy nominated Latin Big Band Leader/Drummer), Terry Gibbs (vibraphonist with the Buddy Rich Big Band ), Frank Foster (Tenor Saxophonist and Leader of the Count Basie Orchestra), Vanessa Rubin (vocals), Mark Vinci (Sax/Flute), Jiggs Whigham (Trombone), Dave Samuels (vibes), Jim Snidero (Sax), and Nick Brignola (Woodwinds).
Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Music from The University of Akron.
Dave Marchione, Guitar, has performed with some of America’s top musical artists at various venues throughout the country and his musical contributions have reached a worldwide audience through his recordings with artists such as Billy Preston (Keyboardist for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Little Richard, etc.), R&B Gospel legend Phil Driscol, and Jimmy Johnson (Rock Hall of Fame Producer/Guitarist/Engineer, founder of Fame Studios, and The Mussel Shoals Rhythm Section.) Dave can also be heard on Pandora Satellite Radio and Youtube on his CD “Everywhere at Once” with The Crazy Wisdom Band, and on the “Coz McMan” CD entitled “SoulCall” or at Coz McMan.com
Over the years, Dave has performed and or recorded with a number of Grammy Award winning artists and professional studio musicians including Bob James, Earl Klugh, Billy Preston, John Mahon (percussionist for Elton John), Phil Driscol (trumpet and musical director for Joe Cocker, and Gospel performing pioneer), Joe Vitale (Producer/drummer for Crosby Stills & Nash and The Eagles), Kevin Di Simone (Producer pianist for Barry Manilow), Hilary James (Warner Bros. Records), Steve Cox (Pianist for Trisha Yearwood), Ike Wiley(drummer with the Dazz Band and Stanley Clarke), Ed Kowalcyk Live (When Dolphins Cry, Throwing Copper), Blue Lou Marini (sax for The Blues Brothers), and Will McFarland (guitarist for Bonnie Raitt).