Bob Reynolds (saxophonist)

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Bob Reynolds
Reynolds in Aarhus (Denmark 2019) Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Reynolds in Aarhus (Denmark 2019)
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1977-09-29) September 29, 1977 (age 45)
Morristown, New Jersey
Instrument(s)Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone,

Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. A solo recording artist since 2000, he has been a member of the popular "genre-bending" instrumental group Snarky Puppy since 2014, winning Grammy Awards with the band for the albums Culcha Vulcha[1] Live at the Royal Albert Hall,[2] and Empire Central. [3]


Born in Morristown, New Jersey, his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida. He started playing saxophone at age 13 and attended high school at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts with a well-known jazz band. After graduating, he attended Berklee College of Music where he studied with George Garzone and Hal Crook.[4] He has played with John Mayer's band for five years,[1] and has also worked with Brian Blade, Aaron Goldberg, Gregory Hutchinson, and Tom Harrell.[4]

His 2006 album Can't Wait for Perfect was voted Best Debut in the Village Voice jazz poll. Reynolds received a Grammy Award with Snarky Puppy in 2017, four ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards, and Berklee's Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship.[4]


As leader[edit]

  • Live at the Jazz Corner (BRM, 2003)
  • Can't Wait for Perfect (Fresh Sound, 2005)
  • Live in New York (BRM, 2010)
  • A Live Life (BRM, 2011)
  • Somewhere In Between (BRM, 2013)
  • Déjà Vu (BRM, 2015)
  • Guitar Band (BRM, 2017)
  • Hindsight (BRM, 2017)
  • Quartet (BRM, 2018)
  • A Message for Mobley (BRM, 2019)
  • Runway (BRM, 2020)
  • Boston 2000 (BRM, 2022)

As sideman[edit]

With Snarky Puppy

With others

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bob Reynolds Biography". AllMusic, member of the RhythmOne group. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "2021 Grammys Winners: The Full List". NY Times. March 14, 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b "2023 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Complete Winners & Nominees List". Recording Academy. February 7, 2023. Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  4. ^ a b c "The Justin Varnes Quartet featuring Grammy Award-Winning Saxophonist Bob Retnolds". The Jazz Corner. March 27, 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  5. ^ Cool Patrol (CD). Ninja Sex Party. United States: Ninja Sex Party. 2018.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ "2016 Grammy Winners". Recording Academy. 2017-11-28. Retrieved 1 March 2020.

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