Bob Ojeda Music

Bob Ojeda Bio
Originally from Chicago, Bob's early experience was with Big Bands, including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Ralph Marterie, Les Elgart. His experience varies widely from the rock show, Hair in the early 70's to performing with The Rolling Stones in 1975. His music writing projects include television: The Tonight Show and The Midnight Special. 

In the 70's and 80's Bob performed with Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Frank Rosolino, Bill Holman, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Lionel Hampton, Nancy Wilson, Benny Carter, Carl Fontana, Duke Jordan, Lena Horne, Julie London, and Dizzy Gillespie


Bob had a long stint with The Count Basie Orchestra from 1985 through 2001. Bob performed on all Basie CD's during this time, including arranging for Diane Shuur and George Benson. One of the highlights of this period was backing Frank Sinatra with the Basie Orchestra. 

Bob has had symphonic pieces performed by the Dallas, Detroit, and Indianapolis symphony orchestras. A concerto for jazz and symphonic orchestras combined (80 piece) was commissioned through a private grant then recorded at Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago campus.


Also, for over a decade, Bob has been chief judge for the Union League Club of Chicago, Luminarts foundation, Jazz competition, the most successful corporate sponsored jazz competition in the Midwest.


Bob is currently busy with varied productions including record-cd production