Robert Damper, born in Seattle Washinton, developed a love for music early on and began piano lessons at age six. After years of private study he spent his time in high school in the jazz band and local R&B groups with his now legendary classmate Kenny G. After high school he attended the University of Washington and the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle. Later re-locating to the East coast he attended The New England Conservatory of Music and eventually ended up living and working in New York for the next decade. A call from an old friend and a whirlwind run has since landed Robert back in his home town where he has been a student of Emmy Award winning compooser Hummie Mann’s PNW Film Scoring Program between dates with the “G” band and various recording projects and live performances.
Robert’s love for all music and his versatility as a musician has enabled him to tour and perform with a number of renowned artist which include: Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Ashford and Simpson, Ben E. King, Branford Marsalis, Broadway Production of Cats(New York) Brook Benton, Celine Dion, Clint Holmes, Curtis Steigers, David Sanborn, Dennis Chambers, Dionne Warwick, Donald Harrison, Eddie Harris, The Fatback Band, Frank Foster, Freddie Jackson,Gary Peacock,Bob Cranshaw, Geaorge Benson, George Russell, Graham Haynes, Roy Haynes,Jack DeJohnette,Julien Preister, Kenny G, Kevin Eubanks,Lilo Thomas, Maceo Parker, Marcus Miller, Melba Moore, Melissa Morgan, Michael Bolton, Michael Carvin, Micheal Gregory Jackson, Monte Croft, Najee, Nelson Rangell, Omar Hakim, Patti LaBelle, Paul Anka, Peabo Bryson, Phylis Hyman, Robert Watson, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Dalles Symphony, Steve Coleman,Tom Brown, Teo Marcero Vernon Reid, Wayne Braithwaite, Yolanda Adams and many more….Robert is currently working on his first solo CD due to be released sometime in 2013…if you would like to be notified of that release or contact Robert by e-mail please send correspondences to : firstname.lastname@example.org