BOB SHIMIZU

Soul Jazz / RnB / Post-Fusion Contemporary • United States
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Bob Shimizu has played the guitar since the age of twelve. He began his involvement with music through fascination with the sound of the guitar. The guitar, Bob feels, is the "King" of instruments where popular music is concerned. This instrument is easy to play poorly, and difficult to play well. It is an inexhaustible source of personal challenge and inspiration.

Bob studied with John Shacklett, an early contemporary of Wes Montgomery. Bob studied with Mr. Shacklett both in Madison, WI, and later at Norfolk State College in Hampton, VA. Bob moved on to perform in the University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble, where he majored in performance and composition.

After school, Bob was a founder of Come Out Swinging, an avante-garde jazz band in Washington, DC. While with C.O.S., Bob appeared to critical acclaim at Cellar Door, Blues Alley, The Wax Museum, One Step Down, Carter Barron Amphitheater, WPFW, WMUC and
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Cuchillero
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2009
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First & Monroe
RnB 2011
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Let's Get Together
Soul Jazz 2015

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