KSUT welcomes local sax player and music educator Bob "Bobby" Hemenger to Sunday nights with his new program Close Enough For Jazz.
Bobby grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and happily found his next home in Pagosa Springs in 1992. Music, nature, and his two daughters are his true passion. He has toured, recorded and performed with Victor Wooten, Darrell Scott, Band of Heathens, Peter Rowan, The Motet, and other well known artists. You can catch him playing sax regularly in Pagosa Springs, Telluride and around the region. He was quick to pivot to weekly virtual performances when Covid-19 prevented live shows.
A high school teacher and music educator for the past 20 years, Bobby is known for The Americana Project at Pagosa Springs High School, pairing guest artists with his music students for inspiration and community performances. He spent over a decade as a staff member at Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature where he has helped thousands of musicians from all over the world deepen their connection with both.
"I believe the world is in need of more music and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to share some of my very favorites on Close Enough for Jazz. The first hour will feature upbeat, funky and soulful "dance in your kitchen" jazz. The second hour will be more traditional, relaxed, wind-down and chill-out jazz. I'm Bobby, and I hope you'll join me on KSUT Sunday nights from 7-9."
Close Enough For Jazz replaces Performance Today Weekend.