rob reich

accordionist, pianist, composer



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Rob's debut album of original music, "Shadowbox" has been released on BAG Production Records. 

Shadowbox contains "a stylistically varied suite of tunes that gracefully integrate improvisation and nuanced arrangements". - Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle

"Urbane Chamber Jazz" - Mark Keresman, ICON Magazine

Available for purchase on iTunes or Amazon.

Take a listen to some previews:

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.

"Whatever context he's in, Reich transforms it into a creative hothouse where thousands of musical flowers bloom." -Andy Gilbert, East Bay Express

"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



"Shadowbox" CD release

I had a magical, sold-out CD release concert at the Red Poppy in San Francisco on April 11th. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us!

Earlier that week, I appeared on KCSM's "Morning Cup of Jazz" to play tracks and talk about Shadowbox. Listen to the interview here.

east coast tour

At the beginning of May I'm heading to NY for a string of gigs, including:

May 1: with Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY
May 2: with Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors at BAM Cafe, Brooklyn
May 3: a solo set, plus sitting in with Mona's Hot Five at the NYC Hot Jazz Festival
May 3: Glenn Crytzer's Rhythm Club at Pegu, NYC
May 5: Mona's Hot Five at Mona's, NYC
May 7: Tamar Korn and Friends at St. Mazie, Brooklyn
May 8: Rob Reich Quintet "Shadowbox" East Coast CD Release at Barbes, Brooklyn




Contact Rob: robbyreichmusic@gmail.com

For all media inquiries contact: Jesse Cutler
JP Cutler Media
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Rob Reich grew up in Long Island, New York, studying piano from age three.  After graduating with a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he discovered the accordion, now his primary instrument.


Reich’s music defies genre. His music combines strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation. He has written songs for Tin Hat based on the poetry of e.e. cummings, music for contortionists and trapeze artists with Circus Bella, as well as new repertoire for his own ensembles, the Rob Reich Trio and the Rob Reich Quintet.


His accompaniment skills often finds him performing live soundtrack to silent films. In 2013, he was commissioned to compose and produce a score for “The Stranger: Part 1”, a full length modern dance piece by David Herrera Performance Company. In 2011, he was commissioned by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival to compose “Sidewalks and Alleys” for a seven piece chamber ensemble.  


Reich performs with the acclaimed groups Tin Hat, Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors, Ben Goldberg School, Gaucho, Nice Guy Trio, and Prez Kids, and has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Tampare Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Switchboard Festival; and at San Francisco venues including Herbst Theater, Yoshi’s, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Red Poppy; and at NYC venues including Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and Barbes.


"I have often wondered at the sources of Rob's ability to compose and improvise music that is always right on target. You could say that one of his gifts is an ability to speak from different worlds simultaneously: he is a master of succinct revelation, of vaporous extremes that get right to the heart, of plainspoken abandon." - Ben Goldberg

"Urbane Chamber Jazz" - Mark Keresman, ICON Magazine

"Rob continued to approach his keyboards from unexpected angles, the results energetic and full of feeling.” -Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

"Reich is a virtuoso of the accordion.” -Susan Hartman, Dirty Linen Magazine