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CD Release: Bobby Selvaggio's Transcendental Orchestra @ BOP STOP

October 27 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CD Release: Bobby Selvaggio's Transcendental Orchestra @ BOP STOP

Bobby Selvaggio’s Transcendental Orchestra project was conceived a few years ago with a performance at Severance Hall as a pre-concert event before the Cleveland Orchestra. Bobby composed Jazz music that incorporated his Jazz Quartet with a String Quintet that was an eclectic mix of the stylings of Jazz, Rock, Pop, Funk, and Indian/Middle Eastern music. For his “Quantum Man” recording project, Bobby added Jamey Haddad on percussion and his wife Chelsea on voice to round out the colors and sounds he was hearing. One of his goals was to integrate the String Quintet in such a way that the compositions only work with every element playing, which makes the Transcendental Orchestra a truly unique experience. Bobby was signed by Dot Time Records recently and will be releasing “Quantum Man” in November 2016.


  • Theron Brown – piano / keyboards
  • Dustin May – drums
  • Aidan Plank – acoustic bass / electric bass
  • Chelsea Selvaggio –Voice
  • Chiara Stauffer – violin 1
  • Amber Dimoff – violin 2
  • Andrea Belding – viola 1
  • Christina Spackey – viola 2
  • Trevor Kazarian – cello

Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene. In the words of pianist Kenny Werner, “Bobby is among the best of players out there,” and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano praises Bobby by calling him “one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound.”

Bobby, who grew up in the Cleveland area, earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Kent State University. He eventually moved to New York City and earned a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. While in New York, Bobby studied with Joe Lovano, Bobby Watson, Dick Oatts, and Maria Schneider.

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CD Release: Bobby Selvaggio's Transcendental Orchestra @ BOP STOP
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