Bob Chadwick is a classically-trained professional flutist and musician. He performs and records jazz and original world music. His mastery of concert flute and numerous world flutes has won him repeated acclaim.
Bob is well known around and inside jazz circles as a talented and proficient player with remarkable musicianship. His formal education in classical performance shows through in his ability to improvise in a wide array of settings. He leads with exquisite melodies that often venture to the outside.
Bob Chadwick Trio:
The Bob Chadwick Trio features Bob Chadwick, flutes, with Ray Wilson on guitar and Andrew Gordon on upright bass. Bob is an accomplished flautist and band leader, performing in the Houston area and nationally for over 35 years.
The Trio's repertoire includes an impressive collection of bossa nova and Latin American tunes along with familiar jazz standards.
Bob's use of bass flute brings a fresh voice to the classic Brazilian bossa nova. The velvety earthy sound of the bass flute evokes a mystery and depth that comes to life with his technical mastery and intuitive sensibilities.
The ensemble provides a welcome interlude of musical entertainment that is both soothing and lively.
Concert flute, Piccolo, Alto flute,Bass flute, Contrabass flute
Indian Bansuri, Irish whistles, Alto Shakulute, Japanese Shakuhachi
Chinese dizi, Romanian pan flutes
Andean pan flutes (Zampona and Toro)
Recorders, Lyricon (analog wind synthesizer)
EWI (digital midi wind synthesizer)
Bob has enjoyed highlighting the captivating sounds of exotic flutes.
The Lion King, Disney on Broadway
Houston (Summer 2006)
Lord of the Rings
Written for Orchestra by Howard Shore
• Houston Symphony (2004 and 2005)
• Dallas Symphony (Fall 2004)
Bass Flute, Pan Flutes and Irish Penny Whistle
• Houston TUTS production of the Broadway musical. (2005 and 2010)
Principal and Asian Flutes including Chinese Dizi and Indian Bansuri
Flower Drum Song
• Houston's production of the Broadway theatrical revival of 1962 original. (2005)
Principal and Asian Flutes - played thirteen total different flutes, including Chinese Dizi and Indian Bansuri.
Jazz flute solo Houston
bass flute player