Rob Lindquist Quartet
Robert Lindquist was born and raised in Albany, New York. He has played piano since he was seven and started composing and improvising shortly thereafter. He attended SCCC and SUNY Potsdam for Music Education/Performance and obtained a Masters in Jazz Studies at The College of St. Rose.
He is trained in both classical and jazz piano. His teachers have included Dan Dobek (Classical/Jazz), Mark Evans (Classical, SCCC), Eugenia Tsarov (Classical, Crane School of Music), Lee Shaw (Jazz Piano, College of St. Rose) and Brett Zvacek (Jazz Studies, Crane School of Music).
Rob has appeared in performance with Kenwood Dennard(drums), Othello Molineaux(steel drums), Walter White (tpt), Chuck D’Aloia(guitar), Jeff Seigel(drums), Dave Calarco(drums), John Menegon(bass), !Scott Wendholt(trumpet), Harry Allen(t.sax), Dick Oatts(a.sax) and Brett Zvacek(trombone).
Rob has won several awards while playing at the “Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival” in 1999 from Benny Green and Chuck Israels. He has performed professionally since he was fifteen in upstate NY and also in Boston, NYC, and N.J playing many styles including jazz, rock, theater, funk, soul, R&B and classical/chamber music.
He has played gigs with: the Dave Calarco “Jazz Conclave”, “The Rich Lamanna Group”, “EW Quintet”, “Lee Russo Group”, “Mike Dimin Ensemble”, “the George Muscatello Trio”, ” Keith Pray Group”, “Brian Patneaude Quintet”, “Cleen Street R&B Band”, “Doc Orloff’s Blues Elixir”, “T.S. Ensemble”, “The Rob Cohen Band”, “Soul System”, “Melting Picassos” and “The Karen Lawrence Band”; but also free-lances continually with many other groups in the area.
Notably, in 2006, his jazz/funk/fusion project group, New Regime put out its debut CD “From Scratch” on Narrow Path Records. In 2007, he performed with his group New Regime( funk/fusion/jazz) at the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival( Albany,NY), where they opened for the internationally renowned headliner, Joshua Redman. Additionally, Rob teaches piano lessons privately and is currently a Band Director in the Albany City School District.
Cd credits include:
Robert Lindquist– “Old Roads …New Paths”
Divine Order- “The Cross Alone” • New Regime – “From Scratch”
Mike Dimin – “There Are No Accidents”
Robert Lindquist – “2 Days and a Night”
Divine Order – “Going To Zion”