Payne - all styles
Bob was raised in San Diego, California. He attended the University
of Redlands and the University of Southern California where he
received a Bachelor of Music degree. He also attended California
State University Los Angeles where he received a Masters in Composition.
Bob studied privately with Robert
Marsteller, Murray Mceachern, and Dick
Bob played lead trombone with the NORAD Commanders and the Army
Field Band Studio Band.
Bob has recorded and toured with the bands of Stan Kenton, Woody
Herman, Harry James, Les Brown, Louie Bellson, Nelson Riddle,
Quincy Jones and many others.
Bob has been a free lance studio musician in Los Angeles for over
38 years. He has been involved in all forms of recording during
that time. Bob has played on over 200 motion picture sound tracks
and 100s of TV shows, commercials and records. Recording
projects include everything from Blood, Sweat and Tears to Frank
Sinatra and Barbara Streisand. Bob is currently in his 20th season
as first trombone with the Simpsons TV show.
Bob has been involved with musical theater for much of his career,
having been first trombone at the Shubert and Ahmanson Theaters
for many years. Bob is currently in his 4th year as orchestra
contractor for Center Theatre Group at the Music Center in Los