In his 30 years in music, Bobby has covered a lot of territory.
A saxophone, woodwind and keyboard player with training from
the New England Conservatory and a long-time performer, he
has produced, engineered or played on more than 100 records.
Early in his career, he was a member of the DC-based progressive
rock band, However, and later joined the the eclectic 'chamber-folk'
group Trapezoid. He played for many years at John D'earth's
Thursday night jazz gig at Miller's in Charlottesville, with Modereko featuring John Molo and buddies with a release on Verve/Blue Thumb Records.
Since 1993 he has recorded and toured as a
member of the Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers . Bobby is on Hornsby's
last 5 studio albums as well as the live 'Here Come the
Noisemakers' cd and it's followup - 'Bride of the Noisemakers', the 4 cd 'Intersections 1985-2005'
set, as well as the 'Three Nights on the Town' DVD. He wrote and recorded the horn arrangements for two songs on Hornsby's studio cd, 'Halcyon Days'. The band continues to tour and record, playing many high profile festivals and gigs.
to original music for his own performance and recording projects,
Bobby's composing history includes music for numerous dance and theater
productions in the Washington, DC area, as well as soundtracks for the
National Geographic Explorer television series.
Check out the Bobby Read discography