Bob Masteller

Jazz musician, club owner, and jazz educator, Bob Masteller has been a major force on the musical scene of South Carolina's lowcountry since 1973. Through his music, he has crossed paths with Presidents Ford, Bush and Clinton and many celebrities in the world of entertainment. He began playing in his father's band at age 12 in 1950, and now runs the internationally recognized jazz club, The Jazz Corner, located on Hilton Head Island. Masteller and The Jazz Corner typically host well-known jazz figures on weekends, and Bob often plays with them at the club.

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Formal Training  | Artopia
Formal Training | Artopia

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Bob Masteller shares some of his formal training that started at nine years old in public school and continued with private lessons throughout high school.
Harlem Renaissance | Artopia
Harlem Renaissance | Artopia

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Bob Masteller shares how The Harlem Renaissance was the most exciting period in the history of jazz. The Harlem Renaissance took place in Harlem, New York between the end of World War I and the middle...
Listening  | Artopia
Listening | Artopia

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Bob Masteller talks about the art of listening and how listening helps develop an ear for music.
Musical Influences  | Artopia
Musical Influences | Artopia

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Bob Masteller talks about his musical influences from growing up. He grew up in the era of jazz and swing with some of his favorite musicians being Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington.
Practice | Artopia
Practice | Artopia

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Bob Masteller explains the importance of practicing music scales and talks about jazz and swing musician, Benny Goodman, as an example.
School Project  | Artopia
School Project | Artopia

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Bob Masteller talks about creating a project that will teach students about jazz and also give them the opportunity to experience jazz music.
What is a Vibraphone?  | Artopia
What is a Vibraphone? | Artopia

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Bob Masteller explains how he self-taught himself to play the vibraphone. The vibraphone (or the vibes) is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It's similar to the xylophone and is commonly...