Karla’s Sermon

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Robert Moore has evolved a sound uniquely his own, mixing his Southern roots influences of soul and gospel into his own distinct interpretations of bebop and swinging jazz. Shadings of King Pleasure, Mark Murphy, Mose Allison, & Ella are heard alongside those of Otis Redding, Roger Miller & classic blues shouters.

Whether leading with his horn into familiar standards, scatting imaginative lines straight from the heart, blowing creative lines on the harmonica, or exposing listeners to interspersed originals, Moore cuts to the heart of a song, opening up sounds in new ways & winning fans with his frequent wry notes of humor.

A long-time resident of Birmingham, Alabama, Moore has been heard in Southern jazz clubs from New Orleans to North Carolina, and has recently moved his base to Portland, Oregon, where he performs regularly. In Japan, where American jazz is particularly revered, his tours have been received with wild appreciation and enthusiasm.

“One of the BEST gigs I have EVER been to … (10/27/06, at the Bijou Cafe) this ‘music’ is more than notes emanating from vibrations of vocal cords, reeds, strings and drum heads … the audience was spellbound, captivated by this night’s major MAGIC … really … moments of silence while the hypnotic wisps of poetic melodies float through the air … ensemble maximus”  -Unkie Buck – Portland MusicScene


Karla’s Sermon
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