Shadowbox is performed by Rob's quintet featuring Ben Goldberg, Todd Sickafoose, Ila Cantor and Eric Garland. It's a "stylistically varied suite of tunes that gracefully integrate improvisation and nuanced arrangements". - Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle April 2015
Interview / live performance on KQED's Forum: listen here
Review of Shadowbox on The California Report: listen here
Rob Reich Sextet "Swings Left" plays jazz music for dancing, rooted in the classic swing era of the late 1930s. Featuring classic arrangements of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, "Swings Left" branches off from there and also features Reich's original music in the style, combining a hot rhythm with a cool sensibility.
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It's a big year for Circus Bella - aside from our usual busy summer season of free shows in Bay Area parks, we're also going to Washington D.C. for a week to participate in the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. I'm bringing the entire six-piece Circus Bella All Star Band and we'll be playing two shows a day on the National Mall. Exciting stuff!
Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the San Francisco music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music; he’s become one of its stalwart underground artists. His music defies genre, combining strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation. He is best known for his work with Tin Hat, Gaucho, and Circus Bella.
"Rob's music is just like he is: guileless, thoughtful, playful and charming. His music wears a bowler hat and a pair of Chuck Taylors." - Carla Kihlstedt "A master of succinct revelation, of vaporous extremes that get right to the heart, of plainspoken abandon." - Ben Goldberg "Whatever context he's in, Reich transforms it into a creative hothouse where thousands of musical flowers bloom." -Andy Gilbert, East Bay Express