Bob Wagner - Eb Soprano Cornet
Bob maintains an active schedule as a freelance trumpet player, bandleader, and musical contractor in the metropolitan Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas. Over the past 20 years, he has performed with dozens of regional classical, jazz, R&B & theatre groups in countless venues.
In addition to holding the Eb Soprano Cornet chair in the Penn View Brass Band, Bob is the director and trumpet soloist for the 20 piece Jump City Jazz Orchestra, of a mix of professional and amateur musicians widely considered to be Philly's Hottest Big Band. The group performs at concerts, private parties and weddings for audiences throughout the Philadelphia area. Bob has produced and appeared as a soloist on 2 critically acclaimed CDs with the Jump City Jazz Orchestra.
Bob co-owns and operates Jump City Music and Hickory Brass, two of the areas most active music performance and contracting organizations providing musicians and musical services to churches, theaters, community groups and schools in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Bob is a proud member of Bugles Across America, a volunteer network of trumpeters, dedicated to honoring our fallen active duty and veteran servicemen and women with a live presentation of "Taps" at their funeral.
In addition to musical activities, Bob maintains a career in the Information Technology industry and resides with his wife, PVBB's own Gail Glass, in their Chester Springs, PA empty nest along with their dog Boomer - adoptee from The Seeing Eye.