Rob Stephens is a talented and versatile composer and music educator who fuses classical, avant-garde jazz, neo/soul, and gospel music into a voice all his own. Whether he's doing experimental avant-garde jazz,
touring with R&B/Hip Hop artists like Ryan Leslie, turning out classical compositions and transcriptions, or doing live gospel recording sessions with people like Grammy award winner Donnie McClurkin, Rob brings great musical integrity and honesty to all of his work.
Christine Myers of the Billings Montana Gazette writes “Robert Stephens III is one of those rare musical birds who instincts are always right. The gifted player knows the difference between accompanying and soloing, and while he shines as an instrumentalist, he has a deft, perceptive touch as a member of the ensemble, listening for (Monroe) Kent's cues , following and enhancing, adept at pop, jazz, ballads, blues and ragtime...as Musical Director for the theater production of Unforgettable, The Nat King Cole Story.
Other musical theater credits include performing in the critically acclaimed musical “Low Down Dirty Blues” directed by Tony Award winner Randall Myer and featuring Tony Award nominee Felicia Fields (The Color Purple), Black to Broadway, (the directorial debut of T.C. Carson of the sitcom Living Single), and many more.
He has also done arrangements and session work for Disney, ESPN; March Madness, and his string quartet arrangement of the classic hymn “Holy Holy Holy” has been performed by the Chamber Ensemble of the Virginia Symphony.
He has also recorded and performed with some of the finest artists in Gospel music, including Grammy Award winning artists Rev. James Cleveland, Hezekiah Walker, along with Rev. Timothy Wright, Dorothy Norwood, The Harlem Gospel Singers and many more.
He is a respected educator and clinician, having taught general music in the Newark NJ public school system, and maintains an active private instruction schedule.
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