The Undiscovered: Bob Gallo Quintet

Bob Gallo Quintet


Up Tempo, Chops-Heavy Jazz

Most people (even non-wine drinkers) are familiar with the Gallo brand. Whether it is a coincidence or not, you may find yourself needed to relax with a nice cabernet and a Cuban after listening to the pulse-raising, blood sugar-elevating, blazing jazz runs and solos on the Bob Gallo Quintet's CD, Wake-Up Call. And that's an appropriate title as well, if not an understatement. While your overtaxed neural network takes a breather, you'll have time to appreciate the amazing musicianship found on the CD, as the fleet-fingered guitarist Gallo trades ideas with pianist Misha Tsiganov and trumpet ace Alex Sipiagin. No less talented are the other two-fifths of the quintet, drummer Gene Jackson and bassist Boris Kozlov - this is a group you'd really go the extra mile to see live if you could. Gallo is considered by many to be one of today's foremost accomplished, guitarist/composers, and Wake-Up Call can be considered an essential introduction to this amazing musician.


For close to 10 years, jazz guitarist/composer Bob Gallo's playing could be heard world-wide in the incidental and theme song music in episodes of the popular and now syndicated number one television show of the late '80s and early '90s "The Cosby Show" and "It's A Different World". For five years, Bob was the featured acoustic guitarist who accompanied popular recording legend Aretha Franklin on the theme song of "It's A Different World" weeknights on NBC. Following his work for NBC, he could be heard weekly on the popular Fox 5 Network series "Living Single". Currently, he can be heard world-wide on syndicated episodes of all three shows for which he composed, performed and acted as assistant to the musical director. An active studio musician, Bob has recorded with singer Denise Williams on her Grammy Award-winning CD "This Is My Song".

Gallo currently has endorsements with Gibson Guitars, Buscarino Archtop Guitars and Di Carlo Guitars.

Contact Information

Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services
United States