Faculty Spotlight: Bobby Selvaggio - Educator, Musician and Band Leader

Saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio, Kent State's Director of Jazz Studies as well as an alumnus, continues to help invigorate Northeast Ohio's thriving Jazz scene. Earlier this year, he recorded his 11th album, Re:Invented, as leader live at one of Cleveland's premier performance venues, the Bop Stop. The album, to be released Oct. 4 by Dot Time Records, has deep Kent State connections, with several KSU faculty and alumni performing. In addition to performing, Bobby wrote and arranged most of the music on the album. 

Throughout August, Bobby has had a busy performance schedule, playing venues from Akron and Cleveland to Pittsburght and Philadelphia. He also recently spoke on "JimJim's Reinvention Revolution Podcast" about Jazz in Northeast Ohio, building Kent State's innovative Jazz Studies program and his latest recording project. Listen to the episode below. 


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POSTED: Saturday, August 10, 2019 09:56 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 08:19 AM