moore07Robert Moore started his singing career in a Southern Baptist church, and that early heartfelt gospel truth can still be heard in the soulful delivery of his music.

After stints as a public schools music teacher, he began his performance career, settling in Birmingham, Alabama. After 25 years there, he moved his scene to Portland, Oregon, finding a home and a following among the knowing jazz fans of that musically sophisticated city.

His music has steadily grown in depth, passion and honesty during his 61 years on the planet. Robert’s well-seasoned, finely-honed chops on vocals, trumpet, and harmonica are bringing joy to a wider audience than ever.

And as well-crafted as any of his albums are, don’t ever miss a chance to see this veteran performer and band leader put an audience in his pocket and carry them away.

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ROBERT MOORE/Outta My Soul:  Here’s a totally groovy genre splicer that kicks it off with a Dixieland riff and smashes it into some jump blues, southern show band music and goodies form all jazzy points south of the Mason-Dixie line.  With an authenticity that comes from being 60 years old and being steeped in this stuff as opposed to being a retro cat on the prowl, this well played, well paced outing smokes along mightily from track to track whether bringing his gale force to originals, chestnuts or alt.pop.  This is the set you want to check out when a good time by some hard charging cats is a requirement.  Hot stuff.” Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Robert Moore is a vintage Jazz hipster and possibly the coolest one in town. A singer, a trumpeter and a composer who has a maverick streak and takes no mess. This honesty and willingness to speak his mind has not endeared him to everyone in the music biz….but it has to music fans.”—Tom D’Antoni, Oregon Music News

One of the BEST gigs I have EVER been to … 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

Hey everyone, heads up.  Robert is taking no prisoners. Serious singer, trumpeter, and harp wizard. If you want to see how it’s done, please do yourself a favor and see what Robert is doing these days.  REAL JAZZ.”
Jim Corcoran, New Land Jazz

…passionate and free and very daring in an elegantly hip and humorous way!”
Meredith D’Ambrosio

Additional Press:

Robert Moore has performed with Mark Murphy, Nancy King, Dave Frishberg, Delfeayo Marsalis, Oteil Burbridge, Victor “Brother” Atkins, Victor Goines, & Dred Scott

Multiple-time winner of Readers’ Poll—Best Jazz Band, Best Band & Best Jazz Performer, Birmingham, AL

Commissioned by City of Birmingham to write “Sweet Birmingham”, recorded by Taj Mahal

Featured on radio shows: PRI’s “What d’Ya Know?”, “Jazz After Hours”, Southern Arts Federation’s “Jazz-South” as well as NPR’s “Car Talk”

Three performance tours in Japan & frequent tours throughout US

Recordings: “Outta My Soul”, “Karla’s Sermon”, “Cool Blue”, “Serve You, Ma’am?”, “Wildcat” – available online