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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
I'm looking forward to bringing my swing band to the De Young museum next month!
De Young Museum, SF
Rob Reich - accordion / vibes
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Daniel Fabricant - bass
Vic Wong - guitar
Beth Goodfellow - drums
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