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Robert Redd: Bio

Robert is a current member with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, performing throughout the U.S. and abroad. He was a member of the late Keter Betts trio for 13 years and continues to be pianist and leader for the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio which was started by Betts’. From 1995-1998, Robert was pianist and musical director for singer/songwriter Kenny Rankin. He worked frequently as a member of the Charlie Byrd Trio, and appears on Charlie’s last recording, “For Louis”. Other recent recordings include “Bouquet Chorale” (Summit Records) featuring Marty Nau and legendary saxophonist Phil Woods and “When Redd is Blue”, co-led with his brother, Chuck. Robert is also a QRS recording artist and has recorded two piano rolls for the New York-based company. He performs often with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and is a featured artist every year at the W.C. Handy Music Festival in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Robert also plays with the Brooks Tegler Trio, which performs every Sunday evening at The Irish Inn in Glen Echo, Md., one of the longest running jazz gigs in the D.C. area.
He has also performed with John Pizzarelli, Houston Persons, Melba Moore, James Moody, Oscar Castro-Nevis, Warren Vache, Harry James Band, Artie Shaw Band, to name a few.