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Born in Columbus, Ohio, San Diego-based Saxophonist Robert Dove is “As a soloist, he’s in a word, formidable.” Robert Bush proclaims, a freelance jazz writer of the San Diego Reader, NBC San Diego, and All About Jazz.

Dove earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from UNC-Greensboro’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program. Upon finishing his degree, Robert moved to San Diego in 2013, where he began his professional career.

Dove has had the opportunity to perform at a multitude of venues and events spanning the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has performed and recorded alongside John Ellis, Marcus Roberts, Lee Konitz, Wessel “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Jason Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Peter Bernstein, Jim Rupp, Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling, Gene Walker, and other prominent musicians. He is well versed the art form, and uses this facility to arrange, compose, perform, and educate with multiple groups throughout Southern California. Robert currently leads his own group, the Robert Dove Quartet, featuring his debut album “Paradigm Shift” featuring Gilbert Castellanos and Marshall Hawkins, which highlights the influences of jazz royalty, but with a more modern approach. In addition to this, Robert also works as a founding member in the Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra as well as performs as a sideman with many other groups including The Lorraine Castellanos Sextet, San Diego Latin Jazz Collective, Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, The Jazz @ The Jacobs Jazz Orchestra, the newly formed KSDS Repertory Orchestra, and many more.



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Instrumental Music Room 
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