Based in Berkeley, California, The Bob Roden Quintet is a versatile jazz ensemble that plays a wide variety of tunes falling under the broad label of “jazz.” From standards to bebop, from ballads to bossa, BRQ plays it all and loves sharing it with other jazz fans as well as with those for whom jazz may be a new and (hopefully) delightful discovery.
The band’s experience is that jazz naturally lends itself to occasions that are intended to be special -- whether it’s a night on the town, a wedding, a fundraiser, a corporate event or some other kind of celebration. Jazz brings a level of musicality and spontaneity that makes people feel good and adds a bit of class to everything it touches.
The members of The Bob Roden Quintet collectively have played in clubs, hotels, casino showrooms and countless other venues all over North America. Although the band now performs primarily in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, they are always happy to make new friends and visit new places. All you have to do is ask!
The members met through their long and continuing involvement with the California Jazz Conservatory, which they consider a local treasure.