Astoria Jazz Festival 2018
Robert Moore, Singer / Composer, Trumpet & Harmonica player.
Robert Moore has evolved a sound of his own, mixing his southern roots influences of soul and gospel into his own interpretations of bebop and swinging jazz. His music invokes shadings of King Pleasure, Mark Murphy, Mose Allison, & Ella are heard alongside those of Chet Baker & Otis Redding.
Whether leading with his horn into familiar standards, scatting imaginative ideas straight from the heart, blowing creative lines on his harmonica, or exposing listeners to interspersed originals, Moore cuts to the heart of a song, opening up sounds in new ways & winning fans with his frequent notes of humor.
Accompanying Robert will be Dan Gildea on guitar, Bill Athens on bass, Willie Matheis on Saxophone and with special guest Al Martin on percussion.
Joining Robert is Astoria’s own David Drury.
David Drury is a former R.C.A. recording artist. The album entitled Myrth, recorded by the group of the same name included a hit single that was in the top 20 on the Billboard Magazine charts. With his professional career spanning 50 years plus, Drury has enjoyed sharing the stage with numerous notable musicians in much of the United States and has been featured on several recordings. He moved to the Astoria area in 1983. Based in the Northwest he has performed and/or recorded with several Portland luminaries: Ron Steen, Dave Captien, Charlie Dogget, John Stowell, Warren Rand, David Evans, Rob Shepp and others.