Bob began his musical journey at age 9 when he started playing the cornet. His interest in jazz was nurtured by his high school stage band experience. He also started playing out with groups while in high school. His love of music led him to major in music education at the University of Wisconsin where he played in concert, jazz and marching bands as well as small groups.
Bob enjoyed a career as a high school band director and later school principal. During this time he performed frequently in the greater Milwaukee, WI, area with small combos and big bands. In addition, church music, both instrumental and vocal, has always been a part of his musical life. He has performed in various musical groups for sixty years.
In 2017, he and his wife moved to Huntsville to enjoy living near their daughter and family. He is honored to be a member of the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra.