Guitarist/Composer Robert Windbiel has written for chamber ensembles, jazz and blues groups, vocalists and pop bands. In summing up this eclectic history, Windbiel simply dubs himself an "American Melodist." Recent works include BOB WINDBIEL PLAYS MUSIC FOR LOVERS & OTHER STRANGERS (a series of songs without words for electric guitar, bass and drums), a collection of several miniatures for piano solo and YOU LOOK LIKE GOD SITTING THERE, a song cycle based on the poems of James Tate.
Windbiel has studied guitar with Barry Finnerty, piano with Samuel Aster and composition with Lawrence Widdoes. As a performer, he has scored successes with both the Sorgen/Rust/Windbiel
trio's OUTLET (released on the historic jazz label ESP) and his own pop-rock-indie band, Marcel Monroe, which charted nationally on college radio with its releases LOVE IS NOT and FRAMED. In recent years he has also performed and recorded with Patrick Grant, Leslie Nuchow and Lisa Hogan. He has been the recipient of Meet the Composer grants
and his discography as a guitarist runs to ten releases. A native New Yorker, Windbiel lives in Manhattan with his wife, the singer Kimberley Jean, and their two children Bix and Genevieve.
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Last Update 03/15/2007