Bob Acri Music on

The background music playing on  is courtesy of and used with the permission of Bob Acri,  85 year old living legend in the music business, and father of friend and colleague Jim Acri. Bob Acri - full of life at 85!
Bob was staff pianist for the NBC/ABC network orchestra and played for a host of shows like Dave Garroway, Mike Douglas, and Gary Moore. He backed up Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, Harry James, and Mel Torme. He had the "house" trio at Chicago's Mr. Kellys and the Pump Room where he backed musicians such as Barbara Streisand and Carmen McRae. He is also a prolific composer with many compositions to his credit recorded by other great artists. 
Bob Acri at the piano On June 16 and 17, 2004, The CAVALCADE Of MUSIC FOUNDATION and BLUJAZZ Records brought some of the world's finest musicians together in New York City to create a musical project and this CD. Notable greats Diane Delin, Lew Soloff, Ed Thigpen, Frank Wess, and George Mraz appear on the CD featuring several tracks authored by Bob Acri. Lew Soloff can be remembered for his work with Manhattan Jazz Quintet and Blood Sweat and Tears.
Frank Wess is known for his long stint with Count Basie, Diane Delin for the Frank Sinatra Orchestra, George Mraz for recording with Joe Lovano and Ella Fitzgerald, and Ed Thigpen for his work with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Ella Fitzgerald.

This CD was engineered by five time Grammy winner, Jim Anderson. Liner notes are by Neil Tesser - author of
"The Playboy Guide To Jazz."

All proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit The CAVALCADE Of MUSIC FOUNDATION, a not for profit charitable organization that provides free seminars on the Business Of Music to college and university music students, as well as working professionals in the music and related fields.

Cavalcade of Music Foundation CD featuring Bob Acri and friends
The CD is now available at Borders, Musicland, Sam Goody and other stores featuring jazz music. If not in stock, it can be special ordered. And, you can order it via the internet from

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