SPECIAL POPS CONDUCTOR - Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
Special Pops Conductor Bob Alberti
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bob Alberti has spent a lifetime as a professional pianist, composer, conductor and arranger.
With jazz as his
primary love, he
gravitated to the famous clubs on 52nd Street in New York City, gaining a multiplicity of influences from Art Tatum, Bud Powell, BillyTaylor, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing and Bill Evans, as well as from his
teacher, famed pianist Teddy Wilson.
After playing in New York with his own trio, Mr. Alberti
eventually joined the name bands of the '50s, eventually ending up with Les Brown's Band of Renown in Los Angeles.
Mr. Alberti spent 23 years at NBC in Burbank, Calif., where he was in charge of music for the long-running Bob Hope television series.
Prior to that time, he spent seven years at ABC in Hollywood.
was twice nominated for an Emmy for musical direction.
While at NBC in the '70s and '80s, he served as alternate pianist on the "Tonight Show," with Doc Severinsen's orchestra.
has several CDs to his
credit and recently completed a book, "Up the Ladder and Over the Top, Memoirs of a Hollywood Studio Musician.
Today, Mr. Alberti, who lives in Sun City Hilton Head, plays jazz festivals, symphonies and club dates around the Southeast, in addition to his role as Special Pops Conductor with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.