SAXSATIONAL
Swing, Jazz, Classical, Pop

April 9, 2019
7:30 pm
Glynn Academy Auditorium

SAXSational

Where local talent takes center stage!

April 9, 2019

7:30pm

Glynn Academy Auditorium


Rob Verdi received his musical training at the Arizona State University School of Music in 1984. After a year of teaching junior high band, Rob relocated to Los Angeles to accept a full time position with the Entertainment Division of the Walt Disney Company. His jazz band, the Side Street Strutters, entertained guests at Disneyland for 22 years, and also presented formal concerts and symphony pops programs in theaters and performing arts centers throughout the US.

In 2008, Rob introduced audiences to Saxophobia, an exciting show which offered audiences a glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones every manufactured, and payed tribute to a handful of legendary artists who contributed to the development of jazz and the popularity of the saxophone. Verdi's 2013 stage show, SAXsational, invited local schools to share the stage with him during formal concert presentations. With the success of SAXsational, Rob created SAXsational, The Next Generation, which explores a variety of musical styles, including popular jazz standards of the swing era, iconic rhythm and blues selections and trendy, contemporary pop hits. Rob currently performs at the Disneyland Resort, is active in a variety of Los Angeles area musical projects and conducts jazz workshops for the Disney Magic Music Days guest talent program.

"What a great concert last night!! I have heard nothing but praise for the show that Rob Verdi put on last night. Everyone I have talked to, has said that this is one of the best concerts we have had. Having the MHS jazz group perform with him along with the Marshalltown Jazz quartet was icing on the cake! Great job LOS board on bringing a high quality audience engaging entertainer to Marshalltown for all of our subscribers to enjoy."

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