Hubb's Groove: Soulful Christmas @ BOP STOP
When: Dec 14, 2019, 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Where: BOP STOP
Celebrate the holiday spirit with one of Cleveland's favorite and in-demand bands, Hubbs Groove!
Hubb's Groove plays jazz, soul, gospel, classical and R&B music. The band was founded in 1995 under the name Moment's Notice. The founding band members are Rodney Hubbard, Cliff Coleson, David Heman, Eddie Baccus Jr. and I, Robert Hubbard Jr. As band members went out on tour, the band added new members, such as Robert White, Andrew Braxton, Keith Mckelly, Jermaine Lockhart, Tony Pulizzi and Walter Barnes Jr. The band changed it's name to Straight to the Point in 2000, Change on Five in 2004, then Hubb's Groove in 2006. The band has performed with, Angela Bofill, Roger Smith, Marcus Johnson, Walter & Tramaine Hawkins, Vesta Williams, Gerald Levert and many more. The band has opened up for Earth, Wind & Fire,Yellow Jackets, Randy Crawford, Marian Meadows, Pieces of a Dream, Wayman Tisdel, Roy Ayers & many more....
Drummer, Robert L. Hubbard Jr. is known for his diverse style of music consisting of jazz, gospel, R&B and rock. Often compared to Jeff Tain Watts, Tony Williams and Dennis Chambers. Hubbard is a gifted and respected drummer, producer and instructor.
Robert Hubbard, Jr. was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Robert and Virginia Hubbard. At the age of 5, Robert began to play drums in his father's church. He began his preparatory studies at the Cleveland Music Settlement , John Hay High School was later accepted into the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) with Frank McComb, Avant, Conya Doss, Jason Champion and Lafayette Carthon II. During his junior and senior years he was recognized at the Tri-C Jazz Fest as the top high school jazz drummer in the state of Ohio. Also in his senior year he was awarded the honor with his trio as second top high school jazz trio in the nation, second only to Roy Hargrove, Dallas Arts Magnet school, by Downbeat magazine. After graduating from CSA, Robert attended Jarvis Christian College in Texas. Robert began his music career playing with local artists throughout Greater Cleveland. His first major tour began in 1993 with R&B group Men At Large, in which he appeared on the Arsenio Hall television show. Later, he toured with the hit production play, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and “Will A Real Man Please Stand Up.” His touring and performing career also consisted of him playing for artists such as Changing Faces, Gerald Albright, Sean Jones and many more. Additionally he played for gospel artists, Keith Moncrief and The Gospel Family and Walter and Tramaine Hawkins. Robert started his own band, Moments Notice in 1996 who opened up for the late Wayman Tisdale, Roy Ayers, Marion Meadows, Yellow Jackets, Earth Wind & Fire, James Carter and Randy Crawford.
In 2000, Robert began producing from "Studio 89," a studio birthed from him and his brothers, in which he is the chief engineer. Robert has produced local artists and choirs throughout Greater Cleveland. He taught at the Christian Music Academy for three years and after several years of private teaching began teaching at the Hubbard School of Music and Fine Arts in 2005.