The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble is a group based in Ann Arbor focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Rob Crozier. After a whirlwind performance at the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival, this fine group continues to wow audiences with its high-energy approach to modern jazz. The RCJE was celebrated at the 2018 Elkhart Jazz Festival (IN) and Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival with feature performances on several stages.
You can hear them at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe, Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, and at their regular engagements. For the 2021 Northville Food & Wine Festival's VIP/Sponsors Event on Friday, August 13th, 2021, you can expect hard-swinging modern jazz, a couple of spacious ballads, and a true variety of world music infused originals.
Following on the success of their previous Tall Trees CD, Ocean Blue is his band’s latest release. They perform nine originals that cover a wide range of styles and moods." - Scott Yanow - Jazz writer/historian