the second album from Bob Gingery, is out now on Fresh Sound New
Talent Records. It features six original compositions as well as music
by Thelonious Monk and Pink Floyd performed by the quartet featuring
Jon Irabagon, Mike Baggetta and Jeff Hirshfield.
from the San Francisco bay area, Gingery began playing the saxophone at
age 10 but the sounds of James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia, and Jaco
Pastorius inspired him to pick up the bass guitar. He was soon gigging
with local rock bands and playing in his high school's jazz band. At
age 18, he began studying the upright bass. Since his arrival to New
York in 1999, he has been performing with some of the city's top
musicians including Eliot Zigmund, Joe Beck, Buddy Williams, Allan
Harris, Ron Affif, Brad Shepik and Lou Volpe. He has played the Blue
Note, Birdland, the Hartford International Jazz Festival, Joe's Pub and
the Knitting Factory. Maintaining a busy schedule as both a sideman and
band leader, he is at home with many styles of music and has performed
and recorded with jazz, rock, pop, R&B and Latin artists, musicals
and symphony orchestras.
is also active as an educator. He is a faculty member at Concordia
Conservatory in Bronxville, NY and the Brearley School in New York, NY. He holds
undergraduate degrees in music from Berklee College of Music and
California State University, Chico and a masters degree in music from
the City College of New York where he studied with Ron Carter, John
Patitucci, and Geri Allen.