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Robert Redd: Bio

Robert is a current member with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, performing throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recent tours with the orchestra have included Japan, Singapore, Korea, Israel and London. He was a member of the late Keter Betts trio for 13 years and continues to be pianist and leader for the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio which was started by Betts’. From 1995-1998, Robert was pianist and musical director for singer/songwriter Kenny Rankin. He performs often with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and worked frequently as a member of the Charlie Byrd Trio, and appears on Charlie’s last recording, “For Louis”. Robert can be heard on numerous recordings and is also a QRS recording artist, having recorded two piano rolls for the New York-based company. Recent recordings include “Bouquet Chorale” (Summit Records) featuring Marty Nau and legendary saxophonist Phil Woods and “When Redd is Blue”, co-led with his brother, Chuck. He is a featured artist every year at the W.C. Handy Music Festival in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Robert is also a member of the Brooks Tegler Trio, which performs every Sunday evening at The Irish Inn in Glen Echo, Md., one of the longest running jazz gigs in the Washington D.C. area. He has performed with John Pizzarelli, Houston Persons, Melba Moore, James Moody, Oscar Castro-Nevis, Warren Vache, Harry James Band and the Artie Shaw Band, to name a few.