Legendary pianist/organist Bobby Lyle was deemed a musical wonder when he released
his innovative first album The Genie, which exploded onto the Billboard charts. Since debuting his definitive style, Lyle
has kept a high standard for 40-plus years and has successfully maintained a flourishing,
His musical journey has taken him all over the world to various festivals and
venues. He has served as musical director for such notable artists as Al Jarreau, Anita
Baker, Bette Midler (with whom he scored an Emmy nomination for her HBO special
Diva Las Vegas), and Phyliss Hyman. His 1990 project The Journey made it to #1 on
the Billboard jazz chart, and he is still the only artist who’s record (Straight and Smooth
on the Three Keys label, 2005) appeared on both the Billboard Magazine smooth jazz,
and the Billboard traditional jazz charts at the same time.
Bobby is still traveling with his own band, but is also involved with teaching and
mentoring jazz piano students both privately and in seminars and clinics.
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