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Bob Simonelli Jazz Bassist

Professional Musician for over 40 years. Started on electric bass guitar and switched to
Bass violin in 1987. Working exclusively as a freelance jazz musician since 1985 as a member of
various ensembles including the following list of all star New England musicians:

Bob Gulotti, Bob Kaufman, Dick Odgren, Emil Haddad, Jim Odgren, Mike Monagan, Jim Gwin, Gray Sargeant, Dick Johnson, Herb Pomeroy, Curtis Fuller, Max Roach, Jon Wheatley, Jim Porcella, Monica Hatch, Joe Hunt, Tony Zano, Rick Stepton, Jerry Seeco, Chris Neville, Bevan Manson, Jack Pezzanelli, John Baboian, Greg Abate, Paul Broadnax, Jeri DiMarco, Greg Hopkins, Jeff Stout, Marlene Verplank, Fred Haas, Fred Lipsius, Ray Santisi, Mark Marquis, Jerry Sabotini , Jeff Galindo

Current Bands: Dick Odgren Trio, Russo Brothers Jazz Quintet, Jeff Galindo Trio, Don Kirby Jazz Project, Spontaneous Architects


Partial Discography:

Dick Odgren/Emil Haddad – "Warm Breeze" , With Jim Odgren and Eric Nebbia

Mark Marquis Group – "The Invisible Ray", "The Most Peaceful Night of the Year", "Above the Clouds", "Always Glad You're Here"

Jim Porcella – "Antonio and Jon" with the Jon Wheatley Sextet

Jane Miller – "Postcard", "Secret Pockets" (with Tim Ray on piano), "The Other Room"

Juliette Willoughby – "Cloudy Morning" with Dick Johnson, Tony Zano and Joe Hunt

Toni Ballard – "I'm Your Pal" - Performed on "3 Base Hit" with Larry Coryell and Harvie Schwartz

Linda Dagnello – :Written In the Stars"

Dick Odren Trio – "Growing Younger" with Mark Holovnia on drums

Craig Hartley – "Country" with Eric Nebbia on drums

Russo Brothers Jazz Quintet – "Bolson's Dance"


Performed in bands backing up notables such as Jerry Vale, Bob Hope and Diahann Carroll

Performed original work for symphony and jazz quartet with Thayer Symphony Orchestra

Member of "Out At Home" an original jazz group with Dick and Jim Odgren, Jim Kelly and Bob Tamagni

Performed on "Studio 3", a jazz showcase television show, with (8) different bands for (8) pre-recorded broadcasts

Performed as soloist for Duke Ellington "Sacred Concerts" with WPI Band under the direction of Rich Falco

Attended Berklee College of Music: !978-1979 (after B.S.B.A. from Worcester State College)