Bobby Selvaggio

Saxophonist - Composer - Educator - Band Leader

Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

The Sam Blakeslee Large Group will be continuing it's monthly residency at BluJazz in Akron on Thursday, April 6th at 8:00p and 9:30p. We will be focusing this month on the music of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, and Jim McNeely.

May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Grass Roots Movement

Bobby's Grass Roots Project, featuring Theron Brown, Kip Reed, and James Johnson, will be performing a House concert in Hudson at the Mason's starting at 6:00p.


Mar
9
8:00 pm20:00

Kent State Jazz Faculty featuring Robin Eubanks

Join Bobby, Director of Jazz Studies, and the rest of the Kent State Jazz faculty for a performance with visiting guest artist trombone great Robin Eubanks at BluJazz in Akron. Robin is doing a Masterclass at Kent on Friday, March 10th at 2p. Featuring Chris Coles, Theron Brown, Aidan Plank, and Dustin May.

Feb
1
8:00 pm20:00

Bobby Selvaggio - Red Rhinoceros Revival

 

When Bobby came back to NE Ohio in the late 90's after living and performing in NYC for several years, he was looking for an ensemble where he could experiment with composition and improvisation. Red Rhinoceros was formed out of this desire to explore new things. Setting up a residency at the second Bop Stop on Est 6th St in Downtown Cleveland, Bobby composed music specifically for this ensemble and musicians. Red Rhinoceros was an octet that featured some of Cleveland's Young Lions on the Jazz scene in the late 90's, including Sean Jones on trumpet, Chris Karlic on bari, Kenny Anderson on tenor, Mark Mauldin on trombone, and Dan Bruce on guitar. As some of the members moved on to other cities to develop their own craft, Bobby disbanded Red Rhinoceros. Now, 15+ years later, Bobby is presenting the Red Rhinoceros Revival, featuring current NE Ohio Jazz greats Chris Coles on tenor, Brad Wagner on bari, Aaron Janik on trumpet, Sam Blakeslee on trombone, Dan Bruce on guitar, Kevin Martinez on bass, and Dan Fernandez on drums. Their first performance back will feature all of Bobby's original compositions from the original band. Come be a part of Cleveland History as Bobby Revives Red Rhinoceros at the legendary Cleveland Jazz venue the Bop Stop.

Jan
5
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

Join Bobby and the Sam Blakeslee Large Group as they continue their monthly residency at BluJazz in Akron. Featuring Northeast Ohio's top players and some amazing original music by Sam, Bobby, and members of the band.

Dec
1
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

Nov
3
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

Oct
6
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee/Dan Pugach tentet

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane with the Bobby Selvaggio Quartet

The Bobby Selvaggio Quartet will be performing a tribute concert to the late great John Coltrane on his birthday at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. Come and experience the music of this Jazz Master with us as we pay homage to the most influential Jazz Musician of all time. Music is from 8p-11p. Go to the website and get your reservation today!!

Sep
11
2:30 pm14:30

Brown-Thompson-Selvaggio-Johnson

Come join Theron Brown on piano, Bobby Selvaggio on alto sax, James Johnson on drums, and Paul Thompson on bass as they premiere new music at the Berea Arts Fest. 

Sep
10
8:00 pm20:00

Brown-Thompson-Selvaggio-Johnson

The new Quartet of Theron Brown on piano, Paul Thompson on bass, Bobby Selvaggio on alto sax, and James Johnson III on drums will be premiering new music by Bobby . 2 Nights at 2 Venues in Northeast Ohio. This second night will be at the renowned BluJazz in Akron. Come experience live Jazz with some of today's top Jazz musicians.

Sep
9
8:00 pm20:00

Brown-Thompson-Selvaggio-Johnson

The new Quartet of Theron Brown on piano, Paul Thompson on bass, Bobby Selvaggio on alto sax, and James Johnson III on drums will be premiering new music by Bobby . 2 Nights at 2 Venues in Northeast Ohio. This first night will be at the renowned Cleveland Bop Stop. Come experience live Jazz with some of today's top Jazz musicians.

Sep
1
8:00 pm20:00

Same Blakeslee Large Group

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Bobby Selvaggio Quintet

Bobby will be performing with a quintet featuring Theron Brown and Chris Coles at a house concert in Hudson at the Mason's residency. This is an invite only event.

Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

May
7
9:30 pm21:30

ReEVOLUTION

ReEVOLUTION is a new project Bobby is a part of that features Reggie Bowens on vocals, Matt DeRubertis on bass, Phil Jones III on keys, and Dustin May on drums. ReEVOLUTION performs the music of pop starts Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, the Police, and more. They will be at the Happy Dog West for their premiere performance.

May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Blakeslee Large Group

Come see me play Lead Alto Sax with the most innovative Big Band in Ohio and beyond. This performance is part of our Thursday Residency at BluJazz+ in Akron, Ohio. 2 sets starting at 8:00p and cover is $12. Music by members of the band including from time to time a composition of mine.

Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Bobby Selvaggio / Nir Felder "Grass Roots Movement"

Come join me and NYC Guitar extraordinaire Nir Felder for a reunion of my musical project "Grass Roots Movement" featuring James Johnson III on drums, Kip Reed on bass, and Theron Brown on keys. We will be at the great Akron, Ohio Jazz venue BluJazz+ with 2 sets at 8:00p. Cover is $10.

Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

Jamey Haddad-Bobby Selvaggio Quintet

Jamey Haddad and Bobby Selvaggio will be joining forces again to perform original music with a star-studded line up including Chris Anderson on trombone, Theron Brown on piano, and Aidan Plank on bass. Comer experience their music together at one of Northeast Ohio premiere Jazz rooms, the Cleveland Bop Stop.