• 2017 Grammy win for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album Culcha Vulcha, as a member of Snarky Puppy
• 2016 Grammy win for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album Sylva, as a member of Snarky Puppy
• 2014 Grammy Award Winner for Best R&B Performance (Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway)
Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, NY based professional guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists throughout the NYC area as well as played in over 40 countries with the three time Grammy Award-Winning jazz/funk collective, Snarky Puppy.
Growing up on the Jersey Shore, Bob had the fortune of studying music with NYC area based guitar greats Chris Buono, David “Fuze” Fiuczynski, and Vic Juris. In 2000, Bob moved to Denton, TX to further his education at the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies. In addition to his studies he was fortunate enough to get involved in the thriving R&B and Gospel music scene in the DFW area as well as meet the musicians who would go on to form the core of Snarky Puppy.
As a member of Snarky Puppy, Bob has had the opportunity to contribute as a writer, arranger, and guitarist, playing on every recorded release and performing all over the world. The Pups have earned three GRAMMY Awards to date. Best R&B Performance in 2014 ("Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway), and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017 ("Sylva" with Metropole Orkest and "Culcha Vulcha", respectively). Since 2006, Bob has been residing in Brooklyn, NY. There he has become an in-demand session guitarist performing and recording with many artists including Tommy Sims, Bokanté, Michelle Willis, Cory Henry, Ghost-Note (Robert “Sput” Searight/Nate Werth), Lucy Woodward, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Banda Magda, Underground System, and many others.
In addition to sideman work, Bob writes, records, produces, and performs his own original compositions with his quintet. His debut record, Whose Feet are These That are Walking, was released September 29th, 2017, with a tour to follow. Bob has composed and recorded the score for two dance films for the Allendance Company as well as performed improvised solo guitar music for yoga and dance classes.
As an educator Bob teaches music and guitar out of his Brooklyn studio, has given clinics around the world, and has worked in outreach programs through Carnegie Hall for underprivileged teens to write, record, and perform their own original music.
Born on a snowy Fat Tuesday night of 2012, the Soggy Po' Boys have been honing their craft of New Orleans' music in their Tuesday residency in their home town of Dover New Hampshire. The New Orleans flavored septet doesn’t just play their weekly gig and call it at that. No, they fit in more than a hundred shows every year, from festivals and concerts to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades. Part of the beauty of New Orleans music is that it's celebrated and appreciated wherever it goes, from the street to the theater. The Po' Boys are doing their part to spread the greatest music on earth around their home in New England and when touring, throughout the rest of the country. The Soggy Po' Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing brass-fueled mayhem with spirituals, Meters-style old-school funk, and the Caribbean side of the New Orleans tradition.
NHPR describes the band in this way: "If you've been to Sonny's Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire on a Tuesday night, you could be forgiven for feeling like you've stepped into a New Orleans jazz club. The eight musicians that make up the Seacoast-based Soggy Po Brings the brassy music of 'Nawlins to Dover." London Jazz News agrees, writing of the band's third release in four years "No Worse for Wear": "Although boasting a convivial spirit to rival that of a slick cocktail party favourites The Hot Sardines, The Soggy Po' Boys like things a bit rougher around the edges. This sousaphone-powered octet from New Hampshire is a more microbrewery ale than a peach daiquiri. Think Hot 8 Brass Band, but with generally darker subject matter and fewer Marvin Gaye covers."
The Soggy Po Boys are:
Stu Dias- Vocals / Guitar
Eric Klaxton- Clarinet/Sop. Sax
Zach Lange- Trumpet
Nick Mainella- Tenor Sax
Mike Effenberger- Piano
Brett Gallo- Drums
Scott Kiefner- Bass