VideoBob Masteller shares some of his formal training that started at nine years old in public school and continued with private lessons throughout high school.
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.
VideoBob 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...
VideoBob Masteller talks about the art of listening and how listening helps develop an ear for music.
VideoBob 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.
VideoBob Masteller explains the importance of practicing music scales and talks about jazz and swing musician, Benny Goodman, as an example.
VideoBob Masteller talks about creating a project that will teach students about jazz and also give them the opportunity to experience jazz music.
VideoBob Masteller talks about the correlation between playing music and playing sports.
VideoBob Masteller explains what he loves about playing jazz music.
VideoBob 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...