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Robert Hurst

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Robert L. Hurst III, also known as Bob Hurst, is a highly respected and well recognized composer, bassist, educator, recording artist, and business man. His cultivation into a membership of talented musicians from around the world was fostered by lengthy tours and Grammy Award winning recordings featuring: Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams, Nicholas Payton, Sting, Carl Allen, the legendary Pharaoh Sanders, Chris Botti and Diana Krall.

Over the years, Robert Hurst has won four Emmy Awards, five Grammy Awards, performed on several RIAA- Gold recordings, and has received Top Ten and Five Star recognition around the Globe. During his musical career, Robert has also enjoyed directing, arranging, and composing for “The Tonight Show”, with Jay Leno, on NBC, for nearly a decade.

Robert Hurst has scored original music for several films: The Wood- MTV/ Paramount Productions, Brown Sugar- Fox Films, has performed music for: Ocean’s Eleven,Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Good Night, and Good Luck the soundtrack, featuring Dianne Reeves, on Concord Records (A 2006 Grammy Awardee- Jazz Vocal). His recent recordings with Kenny Garrett and Diana Krall have each been nominated for a 2007 Grammy.

Professor Hurst has been involved with the Education of Jazz and Jazz History from a very young age. During the 1980’s, Robert Hurst was awarded a Presidential Scholarship from President Ronald Reagan.

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