Bob Brozman Biography
Bob Brozman (born 1954) is an American guitarist. He has performed in a number of styles such as blues, Gypsy jazz, calypso, ragtime, Hawaiian and Caribbean music. Brozman has also collaborated with musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds such as India, Africa, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Reunion Island. He has been called "an instrumental wizard" and "a walking archive of 20th Century American music." Bob maintains a nearly superhuman schedule throughout the year, touring constantly throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. He has recorded numerous albums and has won the Guitar Player Readers' Poll two years in a row in both the blues and slide guitar categories. In 1999, he co-founded International Guitar Seminars, which hosts over 120 students annually at sites in California, New York, and Canada."
"Bob is also a linguist, anthropologist, and ethnomusicologist. He is also a casual associate of the Department of Contemporary Music Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is starting a foundation for the purpose of getting some of the western surplus of instruments and other musical supplies directly into the hands of musicians in third world countries in Africa and Oceania."