Bob Rees graduated from Eastern Washington University with degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance and a Master’s degree in Music and Music Education from Anderson University. Originally from Spokane, Bob relocated to Seattle, where he’s been an integral part of the area’s music community for more than twenty years. Bob is a Yamaha national soloist winner and a Jack Straw Artist Support grant recipient. As a performer, he’s recorded and collaborated with a diversity of artists and groups throughout the United States and internationally. As an educator, Bob believes in using improvisation and composition to strengthen students’ connections to their unique and collective relationships with music.
Artist Support Program 2003: Document his solo contemporary improvisations of multiple percussion instruments and vibraphone through audio recordings for a full-length CD.