Bob founded Milton Academy’s jazz program in 1974. The Milton combo has twice won the DownBeat magazine student music award as best high school jazz combo, played at the North Sea, Viennes and Montreux jazz festivals, has performed twice at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton and has toured South Africa eight times.
In 2007, Bob became the inaugural recipient of the John LaPorta – Jazz Educator of the Year awarded by the International Association for Jazz Education and Berklee College. In 2010 Bob was received DownBeat magazine’s Jazz Education Achievement Award and the National Youth Development Council’s Service Award for his work with young people. He is currently a Board member of the Jazz Education Network (JEN).
Bob has conducted workshops throughout the world and works regularly as a jazz bassist in the Boston area. His “World Leaders” group’s CD “Mucho Gusto” has meet with critical acclaim.