Robert “Be-Bop” Grabowski
Adjunct | Music History & Jazz
Robert “Be-Bob” Grabowski, bassist, composer, and educator, and jazz radio personality is a resident of Miami, Florida, and has been an Adjunct Professor in Jazz Studies at Florida International University for the last twenty one years. Active as a bassist in the Miami jazz scene, he has also produced major concerts and festivals for both academic and public venues.He has composed a large amount of music, resulting in his first solo efforts, The Bob Grabowski Group, Gecko Island, Darwin’s Dance, Midnight Samba, and Deepest Blue as well as playing on many other’s recordings. A sixth cd of his work is underway and as part of the Absinthe Trio, released the Absinthe Trio “Live” cd this in January 2006. He is currently finishing the Fifth Edition of his textbook, The Evolution Of Jazz. He is in his third season as the Jazz Educator is residence at the Larry Rosen Jazz Roots Concert Series at the Arsht Center. He is also an avid diver and underwater art photographer and will be opening his new gallery space in Miami in February 2011.