Band Leaders

Rob Middleton is a prize-winning composer and an active saxophonist and educator in the New York area. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Phil Woods, Harry Connick Jr., Lionel Hampton, The New York Voices, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Woody Shaw, Oliver Lake , David Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Faddis, Joe Williams, George Coleman, Jimmy Cobb and has recorded with Lionel Hampton and others.

Rob's performance career has taken him to major jazz clubs and festivals in this country and abroad. His compositions and arrangements are performed regularly in the New York area. His arrangement of "Windmills of Your Mind", recorded by the Chico O' Farrill Afro-Cuban jazz big band featuring Rob as the soloist, can be heard in the 1999 hit movie "The Thomas Crown Affair". Rob's other recordings include the recently released CD “Urban Soundscapes” by the band NewYorkestra, which he co-leads.  

Rob is a professor of music at Caldwell College and maintains an active teaching stud io in the area.

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Steve Kenyon - Woodwind player and composer Steve Kenyon has led ensembles performing his original music at the Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, and live on WNYC radio. He has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia with Maria Schneider, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chuck Mangione, Rachel Z, Philip Glass, New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Concordia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Aretha Franklin, and Beyonce. He is co-leader, composer, and lead saxophonist with NewYorkestra. He has performed with dozens of Broadway shows, numerous Encores! at City Center, and many original cast recordings. Other recordings include his Quartet's CD Fidel's Nightmare, and albums with Mike Holober, Andy Middleton, NewYorkestra, Audra McDonald, Judy Collins, Maury Yeston, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Michael John LaChiusa. Television work includes Ed, Today Show, David Letterman, Wonder Pets, and many jingles. Films include Hollywoodland, What Just Happened, and Boynton Beach Club. He is currently lead woodwind for Broadway's Little Mermaid.