A native of Maryland who later lived in Delaware, Rob Zinn grew up surrounded by the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Johnny Mathis and The Beatles. Later on his own he discovered Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Chicago and Chuck Mangione, while also playing along to Herb Alpert records. Rob had started playing the trumpet at the age of 9. After performing in his high school and college jazz band (University of Delaware), he began his professional career with a prominent 15-piece swing band. During that time, he added flugelhorn to his arsenal. Later, Rob joined or gigged with several bands, opening for legendary acts like The Spinners, Kool & The Gang or Tower of Power. Whilst expanding his repertoire to include lead and harmony vocals, keyboards and percussion, Rob has performed a multitude of styles over the years, including funk, Latin, R&B, rock, pop, blues and urban jazz. He has also played numerous jazz festivals. In 2016 finally, he released his first CD as a soloist.

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