accordionist, pianist, composer
rob reich has performed in concert halls, circus tents, dance clubs, and chapels.
This breadth of experience has made him a foremost performer and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rob Reich "Swings Left" just released our debut album January 2019! Check it out here.
Swings Left plays jazz music for dancing, rooted in the classic swing era of the late 1930s. The new album features Reich's original music in the style, combining a hot rhythm with a cool sensibility. Check out this article in Berkeleyside about the band.
Shadowbox is a "stylistically varied suite of tunes that gracefully integrate improvisation and nuanced arrangements". - Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle
Interview / live performance on KQED's Forum: listen here
Review of Shadowbox on The California Report: listen here
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Summer is circus season! I’ve been musical director for Circus Bella for 11 years, creating original music for all our live shows. Catch us for free at parks all around the Bay Area - check out our summer schedule at circusbella.org. And watch out for the release of our upcoming album, “Mighty!”
Check out my calendar (below) for a complete listing of my upcoming performances.
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