Rob Mullins Superband
Rob Mullins Superband
Rob Mullins – Piano, Rhodes
Joe Anderies – Sax, Flute
Gabriel Mervine – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andrew Rose – Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass
Liam Zahm – Drums, Vocals
Prolific keyboardist and composer Rob Mullins celebrates the release of his latest record This Way Up! with the debut of his all-star Superband, featuring engaging and high-energy jazz with stellar improvisations.
Rob Mullins has built his musical reputation in the Hollywood world with a solid string of releases in the contemporary jazz field over the past 30 years. His rise to international acclaim as a composer and performer began with his Soulscape project, which earned him a Grammy nomination for composition. Since that time, Mullins has gone on to record 33 albums of his music, three of which reached the Billboard Top Ten. His latest releases include Only in Venice, Over the Rainbow, and Wistful Thinking.
Starting on drums at age 11, Mullins became a touring professional with a California big band by age 12, doing his 6th grade homework on a tour bus. A car crash at 14 (he was a pedestrian) forced a musical switch to the piano. During this time Mullins also mastered the saxophone, bass, percussion, and guitar. At 16, he began composing and arranging and formed his first band.
After attending the University of Northern Colorado on a percussion scholarship, Mullins studied theory and composition with George Russell in New York on a National Endowment for the Arts grant. The release of his Soulscape project brought him back to California where he is now an in-demand composer, arranger, producer, and session musician.
As a live performer, Mullins’ credits read like a “who’s who” of the Hollywood jazz, rock, and pop scene. He has performed with Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws, Bruce Willis, Brandy, Hoyt Axton, The Crusaders, Dianne Reeves, Dianne Schuur, Dave Grusin, Edgar Winter, Eddie Money, Billy Preston, Ricky Lawson, Harvey Mason, Eric Marienthal, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Brian Bromberg, Frank Gambale, Denver Symphony, Bunny Brunel, Greg Vail, Jimmy Roberts, The China Club All Stars, Patrick Swayze, James Woods, James Moody, Spike Robinson, Ollie Woodson, Paul Jackson Jr., The Meeting, Dwight Sills, Alphonso Johnson, Ndugu Chancler, Jon Gibson, Steve Ferrone, the Cabana Boys, and others. Some of the venues Mullins has appeared in include the Blue Note clubs around the world, Planet Hollywood locations around the world, the NAMM show, Ronnie Scott’s, House of Blues, Playboy Jazz Festival, Hanoi Opera House, Village Vanguard, and many more.
As a composer, Mullins has penned over 400 songs—including top ten radio hits for Eric Marienthal, Ronnie Laws, and Wilton Felder. His production of “Tell It Like It Is” for Bobby Caldwell went to #17 on the pop charts, and he has also received a Grammy nomination for Jazz Composition.
As a studio keyboardist and midi programmer, Mullins’ work can be heard on television each week on The Proud Family (Disney), Soulfood (Showtime), Moesha (UPN), King of Queens (CBS), Sister Sister (WB), Cousin Skeeter (Nickelodeon), and The Parkers (UPN). Music from his large catalog of published songs can be heard on General Hospital, the Emmys, CBS News This Morning, NFL Sports, Extra! The Entertainment Magazine, E! True Hollywood Story, and Talk Soup.
As an educator, Mullins runs a successful private lessons program focused on taking students into the music business as professionals, and he has successfully taken his curriculum abroad to Russia and Europe. His books and compositions for students are available through Hal Leonard Publishing and Rob Mullins Publishing.
As an industry presence, Mullins is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards).