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 11times delivering over $215,000 of donated materials to South African music programs and school.
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 a Past President of the Jazz Education Network (JEN).
Bob is a Faculty member of Victor Wooten’s Berklee College Bass Weekend Workshop and has conducted workshops in 30 countries on 6 continents. He works regularly as a jazz bassist in the Boston area. His “World Leaders” group’s CD “Mucho Gusto” has meet with critical acclaim.