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Trombonist & soloist, Los Angeles, CA
Bob McChesney was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1956, and began
studying the trombone at
the age of nine. McChesney holds a bachelor's Degree from the State
University of New York at Fredonia.
In 1979, Bob moved to Los Angeles where he remains, working as a
studio musician and in a wide variety of musical situations including
film, television, records, jingles and can be heard on the most
recent CD recordings by Grammy winner Diana Krall -"When I Look
In Your Eyes", Barry Manilow "Tribute to Sinatra", Chicago "Night
and Day- Big Band", Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Joey DeFrancesco, Art
Garfunkel, Buddy Greco, Facundo Monty, Matt Catingub, Steve Allen,
Adam Sandler, Bill Watrous, George Graham, Rebeka, Atlantic Rap
- Tribute to Phil Collins, Louise Baranger, Barbara Morrison, Calabria
Foti, Curtis Amy, Carl Saunders, Bobby Milano, Steve Lippia and
As a jazz soloist, McChesney is featured on Horace Silver's first
album for Sony/Columbia Records
"Its Got To Be Funky" and on Bob Florence's Grammy winning CD "Serendipity
18", and Florence's "Earth" and "All
the Bells and Whistles". He has performed live with Arturo Sandoval,
Nancy Wilson, Kenny G, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Rob McConnell,
Lalo Schifrin, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Jack Jones,
Bill Holman, Jack Sheldon, Frank Capp and Juggernaught, The Woody
Herman Band, Supersax, and was recently seen on the Tonight Show.
Some of his film and television credits include "Titan A.E.", "Soldier",
"The Siege", "First Wives Club","Space Jam", "Dracula - Dead and
Loving It", "Graceland", "Robin Hood - Men In Tights",
of the Jungle", "The Durango Kid", "A Will of Their Own", "Rhapsody
in Bloom", "Dennis the Menace II", - TVs "Jag", "The Simpsons",
"Family Guy", "The King of the Hill", "From Earth to the Moon",
"Futurama", "Providence", "Diagnosis Murder", "The Drew Carey Show", "The
Gregory Hines Show", "America's Funniest Home Videos", "PBS's Great
"Access Hollywood" and a variety of cartoon shows.
McChesney's extensive music computer experience has earned him album
credits as computer programmer on recordings such as Patti Austin's
"Carry On", "Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration" and the double
platinum album "The Songs of West Side Story"- featuring Michael
McDonald, James Ingram and Kenny Loggins.
In addition to his work as a performer and studio musician, McChesney
has authored the trombone method on doodle tonguing entitled Doodle
Studies and Etudes (Chesapeake Music).
Critically acclaimed and endorsed by the great trombonists Carl
Fontana, Bill Watrous
and Joseph Alessi,
McChesney's book and recording is an in-depth analysis of the fast-legato
multiple tongue technique. Respected as one of the foremost authorities
on doodle tonguing, McChesney has contributed an article to the
International Trombone Association Journal on his teaching method
for the technique.
Also in demand as a clinician, teacher and guest soloist at schools
and universities, McChesney gives masterclasses on trombone technique,
jazz improvisation and doodle tonguing.
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