Press


"Order SONGEVITY's latest release "Safe in Sound"!!  Available now @ www.gsirecords.com or search for SONGEVITY on Itunes to download!!"

“The bassist, Rob Duguay, pursues a literate and slightly tricky derivation of hard-bop with this quartet...."  - Nate Chinen, New York Times (NY)

"This cat is a fine jazz bassist and composer.” - Ken Laster, In The Groove and Beyond (CT)

“Rob is also an in–demand bassist, inventive composer, and first–rate bandleader.” - Jazz Standard (NY)

CD Reviews for SONGEVITY's "Safe in Sound" 
Sea of Tranquility  "Modern jazz with just the right amount of nostalgic sentimentality makes Safe in Sound a sure fire winner and a must have..."
Midwest Record "Duguay...powers the crew through something to the left of cocktail jazz...pure goodness throughout"
AXS Magazine "SONGEVITY's Safe in Sound is an original jazz album unlike any other"
AXS Interview with Rob " I’m equally influenced by birds, wind through the trees and babies crying on the subway as I am by Art Tatum..."
Elmore Magazine "Rock, World, Hard Bop, and Street are all putty in this energetic trio's imagination and performance"
The Jazz Hole: Please listen to a full length interview with Linus Wyrsch on the Jazz Hole ...(click right arrow 3 times to move directly to the interview)

SONGEVITY Reviews:
 
"Perched in a corner of the intimate Kitano lounge, bassist Rob Duguay’s Songevity was as charming as it was humble. But as soon as the quartet delved into the first few pieces of the evening, Songevity’s charm proved to stem from beyond a down-to-earth stage presence. These four musicians spearheaded the fertile ground between heartland jazz and angular avant-garde, uniting head-bobbing tradition with an ingenuity that makes you go “Hmm…”” Read about Rob’s Songevity performance at Kitano in New York on thelindyhopper.com .

"SONGEVITY Jazz Trio brings music outside the clubs and into the schools..."  Please read in NWT Canada's Yellowknifer
Read a review of SONGEVITY's "See Dream Blues" in the New York City Jazz Record (page 19)
Read another review of "See Dream Blues" in All About Jazz Italia
Read a blurb about SONGEVITY's Summer 2011 performance at Jazz Standard
See photos and a blurb of SONGEVITY's summer 2011 performance at Jazz Standard
Check out Terri's Music Blog regarding SONGEVITY at Jazz Standard....
Check out a blog about SONGEVITY in Northwest Territories Canada (2013)
Check out what Run This Town blog had to say about Rob's Low Key Trio- Jazz, Flute & Boogie

...More on Rob as a bassist...

Read a profile on Rob in The Queens Courier
Rob featured in the New York City Jazz Record (page 12)
Read an article about Rob from Seven Days Magazine
Please read about Rob's tenure at the University of Vermont here.
Read another article featuring Rob and his playing in Vermont


Rob has also been the featured performer on the photoblog of WBGO, the world's top jazz radio station. See images by veteran jazz photographer Fran Kaufman: 
August 3, 2011 Rob Duguay w/ Yvonne Simone
August 2, 2011 Rob Duguay w/ Abraham Burton & Noah Preminger


Recognition

2006 - New Jersey Jazz Society Warren Vache Jr. Award
2006 – Smithsonian internship under Dr. John Edward Hasse, Jazz Curator, at the National Museum of American History
2005 - ASCAP Louis Armstrong Foundation Composition Award
 

Off-Stage

  • Rob is the artistic director of About the Swing helping to bring jazz to New York City middle schools.
  • Rob is the President of KEYED UP! creating new jazz spots and performance opportunities for the un-sung heroes of jazz in NYC
  • Read about Rob's involvement with jazz at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History here.
  • Rob is the jazz music curator for Standard Hotels.  Read and an interview in 'Standard Culture'
  • Did you know that Rob offers private guided New York City JAZZ TOURS? A perfect gift for your traveling friends! Contact Rob for more details and bookings...
  • Listen to Rob on TSF Jazz Radio (France) ...once upon a time acting weekly as a New York correspondent