Bob Larson Music

Pianist, composer, music educator

•“Bob a great communicator....and a world class pianist, arranger, and composer”. Randy Brecker


•"A master arranger, Larson takes well-worn standards and breathes new life into them...” Kevin Johnson, No Treble 


•"Bob Larson is an excellent jazz pianist....and is active as a performer, recording artist, and composer.” Chris Vadala

Popular Delusions is available from Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, and  iTunes.

I assembled a great band for this project: Craig Fraedrich, trumpet; Luis Hernandez, tenor saxophone; Matt Niess, trombone; Paul Henry, bass; and CV Dashiell, drums. The tracks were recorded at the Shenandoah Conservatory Recording Studio in Winchester, Virginia on November 21-22, 2015. Golder O'Neill is the engineer and producer and Dan Shores (Sono Luminus) mastered it.  It includes 5 originals, 4 arrangements, and one solo piano performance. It is one of the first recordings on the new Shenandoah Conservatory Swarm Music Group label. 

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My arranging book is designed for arranging students, educators, and jazz enthusiasts. 

Available from Amazon as print or ebook. A website with audio examples, video tutorials, pdf's of the assignments, and other helpful tools can be found at:
“Arranging for the Small jazz Ensemble”….[is] imaginatively constructed and sound in terms of pedagogical approach…” David Baker

Practical Jazz Piano: A Comprehensive  Method is designed for pianists of all ages, and is available from Amazon. It contains audio examples that illustrate voicing structures, specific pianist techniques, comping patterns, and much, much more. 

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