REVIEWS ________________________GREG BOBULINSKI________________

 

Greg, "Grog", "Rebo" Bobulinski has been a great friend of mine for more than thirty years. When my Big-Bad Band was in its prime, "Ole" Greg was always the quarterback of the trumpet section.

- Clark Terry - Jazz Trumpet MasterRecording Artist & Jazz Educator

 

. . . here comes Greg Bobulinski . . . with all the equipment necessary for success-superior technique, gorgeous tone on both Trumpet and Flugel, a well-stocked reservoir of cogent ideas . . . Greg Bobulinski . . . is a seasoned mainstream trumpeter with excellent command of his horn and plenty of things to say.

- Jack Bowers - All About Jazz CD Reviewer

 

To Greg Bobulinski, jazz trumpet extraordinaire, who reminds us that life is not merely endless commerce.

- Donald P. Borchert, author - dedicates his newest nonfiction book - Free For All (Virgin Books)

 

The first man to hire Greg Bobulinski was Red Garland - that tells you his skill, and the way he plays. One horn, many sounds. Greg Bobulinski loves the old swing; you can tell from his fervor, and his tone.

- John Barrett, Jr. - Jazz Improv Magazine CD Reviewer

 

I was impressed by all of his (Greg Bobulinski) compositions - . . . but the beauty of Dream On Brother Noah almost moved me to tears. This instrumentalist-composer proves once again that one does not necessarily need an orchestra to create music, especially music of expression, interest, and beauty.

- Ernie Wilkins - Legendary Arranger, Composer, Saxophonist (Count Basie Orchestra, Cannonball Adderly, Sarah Vaughn,

  Harry James, and many more)

GREG BOBULINSKI EDUCATION REVIEWS______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

For more than one year, I have been taking music and trumpet lessons from Mr. Greg Bobulinski. As an educator myself, I am very impressed with his abilities, skills, and knowledge as a teacher. He is very explicit in his approach to trumpet and general music instruction, and is able to motivate students to achieve excellent results.

- Joseph R. Behar, Ph.D.Professor of Sociology - Dowling College

 

Back when I was in college, I studied jazz trumpet with Greg Bobulinski . . . Greg’s one of the most talented people alive. I’m one of the luckiest people alive having been able to study with him and pick his brain. . . (he) taught me how to think . . . cultivating my mind, and my playing became better from it.

- Stephen Rudolph, trumpeter and author -  from the Stillsky Blog - January 1, 2007

 

A very interesting story about Greg Bobulinski . . . I’ve taken lessons with him. The story you told about Greg and Freddie Hubbard doesn’t surprise me at all. In fact, it enlightens me as to why Greg’s style of teaching is as such. He isn’t the fly-by-night type of instructor looking to make his dollars $$$ every lesson and ignoring his student’s needs. Instead, he intensely and rigorously takes his students down a path of fierce trumpet studies and more . . . his experiences have made him a great teacher. His method of teaching, the ‘Heuristic Method’ . . . emphasizes the student’s participation throughout the course of the lessons, rather than sitting back and simply absorbing information.

From TRUMPET DIGEST blog - entry by S. LoPresti

GREG BOBULINSKI

Trumpet, composer,educator,author

Born 12-1-1950 – Greg Bobulinski began studying music and trumpet at age 8 – workings gigs at age 13. Among his many fine teachers were: Carmine Caruso, Freddie Hubbard, Bob McCoy, John Haynie, William Katz, Ernie Wilkins, Robert Ottman. Graduate of Ohio State University and North Texas State University. In a varied Career as performer, composer, and educator, Greg Bobulinski has worked with many of the greatest names in jazz: from Clark Terry to Red Garland to George ‘Big Nick’ Nicholas; from the JVC Festival to the Louis Armstrong House and Archives to Saint Peter’s Church, NYC; has worked professional engagements, ranging from solo trumpet to full orchestra, throughout the world. Has been composing music for 45 years; recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (for Composition-1978/Performance-1980), Meet the Composer (multiple concerts) and American Music Center Fellowships.

World-wide clinician/adjudicator (master classes, workshops, festivals – all levels).

Also, teaches trumpet/improvisation/composition/ensemble privately

and at Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY (adjunct faculty- 20 years)

Biography and accomplishments can be found in Who’s Who Reference Library.

For more info on Mr. Bobulinski call/write/or email – THOMAS WICKER ASSOCIATES ‘the best in artistic entertainment’

P.O.Box – 1554 , Melville, New York 11747-0554   phone# (631) 662-0129 Email – bagofjazz@gmail.com

 

GREG BOBULINSKI - UPDATE {2000-2013}

2013 has been a busy year for Mr. Bobulinski – January brought a reunion of Tom Kirchmer’s SILVERESQUE quintet - a tribute to Horace Silver, April – a live video/audio shoot for upcoming live concert film in preparation – Greg Bobulinski – LIVE JAZZ FROM THE TENT -, June - will teach 20 Master Classes – Jazz – The Real Deal & Exploring Major Jazz Musicians – an introduction.

 

Jazz Expansionist, Greg Bobulinski is a trumpet/composer bringing improvised/expressive soloing and composition into the diversified arenas of music: classical, Latin, opera, a cappella choir, Native American, religious services, cyclical pieces, poetry, among others.

 

CD RELEASES/PROJECT RECORDINGS (private/public release)

2000 –G-Men – 2000 – Bebop Revisited – homage to the Bebop Jazz Masters

2001 – G-Men – Songs of the Night – featuring Daniel A. Weiss

2002 – G-Men – THE LORCA PROJECT

2003 – G-Men – Little G-Men AND G-Men with DEBO – vocalist Deborah Davis

2004 – completion of a major work – Il Dolore D’amore an opera in three acts - english and italian versions

2005 – G-Men HORN BAND

2007 – CLASSICAL GROG – The Carnival of Venice and other classical music selections

2008 – TENDERLY – Greg Bobulinski Trio with Tony Romano and Bill McCrossen

2009 – G-MEN compilation CD released at F.O.N.T. Trumpet Underground Festival/NYC

2010 – Long awaited release of – SONGS FOR THE AMERICAN INDIAN

2011 – Greg Bobulinski/LIVE 25 years with Daniel A. Weiss, Tom Kirchmer, Ed Balsamo

2012 – Greg Bobulinski Quintet – TOUGH TALK & Serenade Blue

2013 – Planned Release for December 1st – Double CD package featuring two of Mr. Bobulinski’s most enduring compositions – DUALITY music for double trios (recorded 1997) and The Four Seasons of Song – a cyclical piece – version IV a (recorded1985)

 

Interested Parties can find several jazz performances of Greg Bobulinski on YouTube - simply go to YouTube – enter bagofjazz videos and select a performance.

 

In April. 2011, Mr. Bobulinski began composing QUARTETTO - a quartet of one act operas based on four short stories from classic world literature. The first ‘Popera” is based on “The Interlopers” by H.H.Munroe (SAKI), was completed December 2012, and is now in the preparation stages for recording and performance. The second opera is based on the short story by Franz Kafka entitled ‘A Country Doctor’. Utilizing a unique method for composing/designing the score for this particular opera, Mr. Bobulinski is reversing his normal composition process in the hopes of creating a new sound for music and opera alike. Composition of Operas Three and Four of the QUARTETTO will begin again in 2014.

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