Bob Rockwell is a saxophonist & composer
of international ability. Rockwell has demonstrated his immense
skills and versatility by his acclaimed contribution to various
ensembles & big bands. He is considered one of the most
esteemed foreign musicians resident in his now native Denmark.
Born in May 1945 in Miami, Oklahoma. He grew in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. As a teenager he performed in Rock , R & B
& Big Bands. He toured the states extensively from this
age to his early 20s.
During a period of residence in Las Vegas from the late 60s
to early 70s he worked with many artists and shows.
Rockwell also became a active participant in the many after
hour performances with funk & organ groups.
He moved to New York in 1978 and became a member of the seminal
Thad-Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. This ensemble toured europe
extensively. From 1979 he was engaged in performances with
The Mel Lewis Orchestra, Tito Puente,Ben Sidran, Freddie Hubbard,
Ray Drummond, Billy Hart, Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Ron McClure,
Tom Harrell, Chuck Israels, John Hicks, Al Foster, Anthony
Cox, Bill Dobbins, Keith Copeland, Clint Houston, Richie Bierach
Since 1983 Rockwell has lived in Copenhagen. Working in Scandinavia
and beyond with artists such as Ernie Wilkins, Kenny Drew,
Alex Riel, Marilyn Mazur & Kenny Wheeler. he has forged
special relationships with Danish pianist Jan Kasperson &
bass player Jesper Lungaard. He has featured significantly
in the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestras touring, broadcast and