Mr. Rob Allgeyer
- Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Piano, Music
Rob Allgeyer is among a small group of musicians who believes in playing music people of all ages and musical backgrounds can appreciate.
In 1993, Rob entered the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (C.C.M.) and for the next four years was one of their most in demand pianists. Rob was part of the Jazz Ensemble, as well as the featured pianist in many student recitals and on several CD’s produced by the College. While at C.C.M., Rob landed a steady gig on Monday and Tuesday nights at the Dee Felice Café in Covington. While there, he developed a style and repertoire that kept people coming back again and again.
Since then he has played regular engagements at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Simone’s, The Netherland Hilton, and Jeff Ruby’s Steak House in Cincinnati, One in Mason, Chez Nora in Covington, Pacchia’s in Dayton, and The Jazz Factory in Louisville. The Rob Allgeyer Trio opened Glendale’s Iron Horse Inn in 1996 and for the next six years he served there in several capacities - as leader of the “house” trio (for four years), solo pianist, and he booked music for special events and weekends. In addition to performing at clubs and concert venues around the Tri-state area, The Rob Allgeyer Trio and Quartet have recently performed live concerts on WVXU 91.7 FM in Cincinnati and on WFPK 91.9 FM in Louisville.
As a teacher, Rob has shared his knowledge and inspired students of jazz at the College Conservatory of Music Prep Department, The School of Creative and Performing Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools) and the Glendale Music Academy. He is currently focusing on his own teaching studio in Glendale and has students – adolescents to adults – throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Over the past two years, Rob has performed concerts at Indiana State University, Ball State University, Ohio University, Indiana Wesleyan University, University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music, Hanover College, Lyndsey Wilson College, Berea College, and has served as an Artist-in-Residence at Purdue University. He also consults for the Jazz Department at Princeton City Schools.
For the past three years, Rob has been the pianist with the renowned Ron Jones Quartet based in Louisville, touring throughout the Midwest. He plays for an exclusive list of clients leading his own trio and playing as a soloist. For the past three years he has played every Thursday evening and for many private events at the Cincinnati Country Club. He also plays at restaurateur Jean-Robert’s Twist Lounge two Wednesday evenings each month.
Rob, working with only the finest and most professional musicians and recording artists in the country, including David Fathead Newman, Vince Di Martino, Ira Sullivan, Antonio Hart, Aurell Ray, Gordon Brisker, Ron Jones, Annie Selleck, John Von Ohlen, Tyrone Wheeler and Andy Brown.
He provides the highest level of musicianship and professionalism on every job, be it a concert, special event, private engagement or club date.