Rob Crozier Jazz Quartet
The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble is a jazz ensemble based in Ann Arbor focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/composer Rob Crozier. After great reception at the 2018 Elkhart Jazz Festival (IN) and West Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival this fine group has continued to wow audiences with residency performances at the Dirty Detroit and at their regular engagements throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Rob Crozier is a professional musician, composer/arranger living in the Southeastern Michigan area. Mr. Crozier holds a BFA for Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation in Double Bass from University of Michigan. His teachers include Robert Hurst, Diana Gannett, David Friesen and Rufus Reid. Mr. Crozier’s twenty year musical career has included sharing bills with groups like Blues Traveler and Credence Clearwater Revisted and sharing stages with jazz greats like Perry Robinson and Tony Malaby. Throughout the early 2000s Mr. Crozier curated an ongoing radio program on WCBN called “Music is Freedom” where his groups would perform free improvisation live on the air. Mr. Crozier is the co-founder and co-creator with his wife Kelly McDermott in the Celtic fusion band Nessa.