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Bob Weller

Bob Weller directs the Palomar Jazz! day ensemble and has enjoyed a significant career as a jazz drummer, pianist and composer, working with Joe Pass, Mose Allison, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Benny Golson, Kenny Baron, and others. His compositions early on crossed the boundary between jazz and classical chamber music. Excerpts from On the Road features bassist/narrator Bertram Turetzky, and his Homage to Jackson Pollock was selected to be performed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra at the 2002 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and was performed by the UCSD Wind Ensemble under Robert Zelickman. The Palomar Symphony Orchestra premiered his Trumpet Concerto in 2011 with soloist Jonathan Ingber as well as his Lao Tzu: Readings from the Te-Tao Ching for narrator and orchestra in 2013 with solo pianist Dr. Peter Gach and narrator Ken Bell. Bob graduated from CSU Northridge in 1979 with a Bachelor’s in Percussion Performance. Bob earned the RPT [Registerd Piano Technician] designation from the Piano Technicians Guild in 2001. At present he is retired and enjoying watching his wife conduct his compositions. www.wellermusic.com