From the venue:
“A keyboard wizard”
- The New Yorker
“From complex turbo-charged polyrhythmic soul-jazz excursions to the most fundamental folk-rock anthems, Malone knows how to light it on fire.”
- American Songwriter
Called a “keyboard wizard” by The New Yorker, BOB MALONE has amassed a loyal international fan-base through twenty-five years of touring and nine critically acclaimed album releases. He’s played keyboards for John Fogerty since 2011, and has been a session player for Ringo Starr and Avril Lavigne. His recording of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was the theme in the 2018 Illumination/Universal movie trailers for The Grinch. MusicRiot UK says “His solo work pulls in elements from classical, soul, blues, rock, funk and jazz into a glorious fusion that’s pure Bob Malone.”
Solo and with his band, Bob has played Umbria Jazz Festival (ITALY), Glastonbury Music Festival (UK), Long Beach Bayou Festival (US), Blue Mountains Music Festival (AU), Cincy Blues Festival (US), Umbria Jazz Week (CHINA), plus headlining shows at Iridium (NYC), Garry Marshall Theatre (L.A.), 606 Club (LONDON), Dazzle Jazz & Blues (DENVER), and Clay Center For The Arts (CHARLESTON, WV). He’s been featured twice at WWOZ Piano Night in New Orleans.
Bob’s latest album, Good People, was released in May 2021. It’s gone to #11 Rock, #1 Soft Rock, and #1 New Jersey on the Roots Music Report radio charts and debuted at #15 on the IBBA UK charts. Elmore Magazine says “Bob Malone is a soulful songwriter, passionate singer, exuberant piano player and ecstatic performer whose astounding, abounding talents are immediately evident throughout 11 inspired and inspiring songs on his glorious ninth album, Good People” and American Songwriter says: “From complex turbo-charged polyrhythmic soul-jazz excursions to the most fundamental folk rock anthems, Malone knows how to light it on fire.”